The singer, who left the band that made him famous late last year *officially* due to his struggles with Marfans Syndrome, is feeling hopeful for a recovery following a rigorous treatment regime over the next three months.
Carlile was open about all the gory details of the forthcoming rehab session with his fans, taking to Instagram to reveal that “the ligaments in my body are deteriorating faster than expected and this has been a root of some of my problems and a lot of my PAIN”.
But he’s keeping his fingers crossed that three months’ worth of getting jabbed all over by needles may set him right, and he’s so confident that he even seems to be teasing a possible return to music, telling fans that he’d be “seeing some of you THIS Summer!” and adding that he’s “excited to share more about this Summer” (FYI that’s winter for us here in Australia).
But even if the frontman does recover enough to hit the stage again (and we sincerely hope that is the case!), it’s unlikely that we’ll see him retake the reigns as frontman for OM&M.
Carlile recently revealed that his dodgy health wasn’t the only reason for his split with the band, claiming that his now ex-bandmates wouldn’t let him write what he wanted to write on their next record.
Could a new band or solo project be on the cards? Hopefully his treatment goes off without a hitch and we’ll get to find out the answer soon.
Catch Austin Carlile’s full health update below.
“Recently started another (hopefully final) spinal treatment here in Costa Rica. This procedure is 1x a week for 2-3 months… each week a series of 12-24 shot injections into my spinal chord, muscle, & ligaments from my legs, up to hips, then, low and middle back, to repair all my ligaments in the area, plus weekly IV’S to go with it!
“My team recently discovered that the ligaments in my body are deteriorating faster than expected and this has been a root of some of my problems and a lot of my PAIN. So I’m taking this next #MarfanSyndromeTreatment head on! Will be a rough few weeks ahead but I have faith! God give me strength and lets go!
“I will be overcoming and recovering from this before seeing some of you THIS Summer! Living with #MarfanSyndrome is tough, but we are stronger…’Marfans means dealing with constant daily pain, people dealing with it must have a full reserve of strength’ -Melissa Hormanski
“I love you guys!!! And thank you for the support as always and I’m sorry I haven’t been able to reach out to you all lately, excited to share more about this Summer though!”