Fieldy to “Take Some Time Off” from Korn

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Bassist Fieldy has been one of the more recognizable members of nu-metal giants Korn since they first appeared on the scene in the early-to-mid ’90s. But now, it appears that Fieldy will be taking a step away from the band, at least for the time being, to focus on bettering himself.

Fieldy (real name Reginald Arvizu) issued the following statement today regarding Korn’s upcoming tour and his current plans.

“To all Korn fans worldwide.

“The past 6 years I’ve been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and has caused some tension with the people around me. It’s been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I’m going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately you will not see me on stage with my band.

“I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place.

“I’m thankful for all of your support, patience & understanding as we all have something that we deal with. Jonathan, Munky, Ray and Head, I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.”

Everyone at The Pit wishes Fieldy all the best in tackling his personal issues, whatever they may be.

Fans can catch Korn  sans Fieldy alongside Staind at one of the dates listed below:

8/5 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
8/7 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
8/8 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/13 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
8/14 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/20 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
8/21 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/24 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/25 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/27 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
8/28 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
8/31 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/2 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
9/3 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
9/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
9/6 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
9/11 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/12 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/18 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
9/19 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
9/23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life *
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium ^
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium ^

* = Festival date
^ = Korn with System of a Down and Faith No More (no Staind)

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Words by Chris Krovatin