Nov 052018

Musician Austin Carlile lost his mom during his junior year of high school. It was a sudden and unexpected loss that left him ravaged by grief and anger. A few years later, music came into Austin’s life and he gave himself fully to the pursuit of it – starting a band, Of Mice and Men, writing songs, recording a record, and going on tour.

“I saw [music] as my new God…I could yell into a mic and get all of that rage and that hate out.”

The doctors that treated Austin’s mom discovered that her death was the result of a rare genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome which affects the body’s connective tissue, and can cause a variety of painful and serious complications. A DNA test revealed that Austin has the same condition. Continue reading »

Dec 312016

Austin_OM*MAustin Carlile, the vocalist and founding member of California’s Of Mice & Men, has left the band.

The singer, who suffers from Marfan Syndrome (which affects his connective tissue and causes weakness in his heart, lungs, ears, joints and muscles) and is now unable to scream as a result of his longstanding health issues, said, “I realized that I had to step away from Of Mice & Men.”

In a lengthy, emotional statement, he also paid tribute to those who have supported, or been involved with, Of Mice & Men from the start, including the four remaining members of the group, who he says will carry on as a quartet.

“I never thought in a million years I would be sitting in Costa Rica writing this. I never thought I would start a successful band,” he wrote. “I never thought I’d open for Marilyn Manson and Slipknot for an entire summer. I never thought I would go on a world tour with Linkin Park and sing ‘Faint’ on stage with them all around the globe, I never thought I‘d become friends with Mike Shinoda and he’d help me write songs for an album of ours that sat at the No. 4 spot on the Billboard top charts. I never thought I would befriend bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Mettalica, and Korn. I never thought i would sing ‘Ball Tongue’ on stage with Korn. I never thought my band would play, much less headline Warped Tour, play giant radio festivals all over the world with some of my favorite artists, or tour in Germany, or anywhere in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Canada, the United Kingdom, Scotland, Holland, Norway, or Italy, etc. Continue reading »

Nov 202015

Austin_OM*MOf  Mice & Men singer Austin Carlile has revealed that he will undergo hip and back surgery soon, according to The Pulse Of Radio. Carlile mentioned the upcoming operations on Twitter, but did not elaborate further. They are most likely related to his struggle with Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that has already led to several surgeries for Carlile and the removal of a rib in the past year alone.

Carlile was hospitalized abruptly last June 6, forcing the band to cancel several shows, and ended up in surgery.

He spent the summer in recovery and physical therapy, tweeting at one point in mid-July that he was going to therapy three times a week.

The band canceled several fall appearances while Carlile continued his recovery. They are still listed as performing at Ozzfest Japan on November 21. Continue reading »

Jun 102015

Austin_OM*MAfter canceling two tour dates due to health complications, Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile took to Twitter to update fans on his medical issues and thank them for their support.

It seems the 27-year-old singer is suffering from Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting the body’s connective tissues, based on recent tweets.

In a series of Twitter updates, Carlile explains that he has been transferred to Stanford University to be treated by “cardiologists and marfans specialists.” Continue reading »

Jun 082015

Austin_OM*MCalifornia-based rock quintet Of Mice & Men has cancelled the remaining dates of it “Full Circle Tour” after the band’s lead singer, Austin Carlile, was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons. An official statement follows below.

Of Mice & Men regrets to announce that the remaining dates of the “Full Circle Tour” will be cancelled. Therefore, tonight’s show at Soma in San Diego and Tuesday’s show at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City will no longer go ahead. Lead singer Austin Carlile was admitted to a hospital yesterday morning and per doctor’s orders has been kept in overnight for evaluation.’

‘The band regrets not being able to perform for their fans and hopes to be back in both cities as soon as possible. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase, however Of Mice & Men are planning to reschedule both shows for a later date in the year. We will have more news on this in the the coming weeks and tickets holders are welcome to retain their tickets, as they will remain valid for these rescheduled dates. Continue reading »