Of Mice and Men frontman Austin Carlile underwent a serious and “big” surgery yesterday, over a week after OM&M broke the news that the band had to cancel the final two days of their “Full Circle Tour” with Crown the Empire and Volumes due to their singer being hospitalized.
When the news broke, no one knew what led to Carlile’s hospitalization, but it was eventually revealed it was stemming from Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, which the singer has.
Last week, Carlile had updated fans that he was being moved from the hospital he had been checked into to Stanford University where he would be in the care of his own cardiologist as well as a Marfan specialist.
On Twitter yesterday, Carlile updated fans with the news about the then upcoming surgery and hoped that it would be “the most effective of all the procedures they’ve tried” on him to combat Marfan or at least keep it at bay.
After his several posts on both Twitter and Instagram, support immediately began to flood in from fans as well as fellow musicians. OM&M bandmate Aaron Pauley, Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb, and Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta all sent him well wishes in their own kooky way, as can be seen below.
First of about three important procedures successfully completed this morning! 🙌 Fingers crossed, and on to tomorrow & the next day for more! Thanks to everyone for the get well wishes and concern… I should be out of the woods soon! Just have to keep my chin up & keep fighting! 🔬🏥😷💉👊💢Thank you @pamelafrancesca for being there for me every step of the way ❤️ #Marfans #MarfanSyndrome #AnyCancer #AnyDisease #icanbeatit #YOUCANbeatit #WEcanbeatit #YoureNotAlone
Like everyone else, we wish Carlile nothing but the best and hope you get better soon!