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Joe Trohman Announces His Return To Fall Out Boy After Prioritizing Mental Health

After a period of absence to prioritize his mental well-being, Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has made an exciting announcement—he is officially rejoining the band. Trohman had taken a step back from the group in January of this year, expressing his need to prevent burnout and focus on his mental health. Citing a quote from Neil Young, he acknowledged the importance of avoiding burning out and shared that his own mental health had deteriorated over the past few years.

Now, after taking the necessary time for recuperation, Trohman took to Instagram to share the news of his return. In his heartfelt message, he expressed his gratitude to fans for their love and support during his hiatus, emphasizing the significance of focusing on his mental well-being for the sake of his family, friends, and himself.

The guitarist also took the opportunity to pay tribute to Ben Young, the man who stepped in and filled his shoes during his absence.

“I also want to thank Ben Young for stepping up and filling in on the shows I missed. He is a true gentleman and a scholar. I’m stoked to be back in action and I can’t wait to see everyone on tour this summer!”

Young, who had been the band’s longtime guitar tech, assumed the role admirably and earned Trohman’s appreciation.

With Trohman’s return, Fall Out Boy enthusiasts can expect to witness his remarkable talents on stage once again. The guitarist expressed his enthusiasm about being back in action and eagerly anticipates reconnecting with fans during their upcoming summer tour. This news undoubtedly fills the hearts of fans with excitement and anticipation, as they eagerly await the opportunity to see their favorite band perform with its full lineup.

Trohman’s decision to prioritize his mental health serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of self-care, even for those in the spotlight. His willingness to openly discuss his struggles helps break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues and encourages others to prioritize their well-being as well. By sharing his personal journey, Trohman has become an advocate for mental health, reminding fans and fellow musicians alike that taking care of oneself is a crucial aspect of leading a fulfilling and successful life.

Fall Out Boy‘s reunion with Joe Trohman marks a significant moment for the band and their devoted fanbase. With the guitarist back in the fold, they are poised to create music that resonates with their audience while continuing to inspire and uplift with their unique blend of rock and pop sounds. As fans eagerly await the upcoming tour, they can celebrate the return of one of their beloved band members and anticipate a new chapter in the Fall Out Boy saga.

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.