Blink-182's Tom DeLonge issues statement: 'Our relationship got poisoned yesterday'
Tom DeLonge has issued a statement on his future in Blink-182.
The singer and guitarist's place in the punk-rock band has been in doubt this week after they announced plans to play a festival without him.
Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba is due to take his place, with band members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker telling Rolling Stone that DeLonge - who said he wasn't quitting - didn't want to record a new album and was being deceiving.
DeLonge has now written a lengthy statement in return, saying:
"The big reset was when I tried to put together a band summit in Utah where we'd talk and work things out. It quickly was narrowed down to three hours in someone's dressing room in a sh*tty casino.
He concluded: "At the end of the day, we've always been dysfunctional, which is why we haven't talked in months. But we never did...And even as I watch them act so different to what I know of them to be, I still care deeply for them. Like brothers, and like old friends. But our relationship got poisoned yesterday. Never planned on quitting, just find it hard as hell to commit."
Read the full statement here.
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