Five Finger Death Punch Drummer Jeremy Spencer is Leaving the Band

2018-12-19

Story by Cat Badra, courtesy photo

Due to needing to recover from back surgery, Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer is leaving the band

Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer is exiting the band.

Spencer, who is the Las Vegas metal band’s original drummer, didn’t appear on the group’s latest fall tour with Breaking Benjamin because he was recovering from a second back surgery. Now, a press release from the band states that Spencer, 45, still needs a “significant amount of time to recover,” so he is making the difficult decision to leave the band.

“This decision has been weighing on me for months; and now the time has finally come,” Spencer said in a statement. “I started to play when I was six years old, and I feel fortunate that my body has provided me with several decades of doing what I love most: drumming. However, the rigorous physical wear and tear has got me to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance that brings me satisfaction and joy.”

“I feel the band deserves to get someone with the fire and energy, capable of delivering the performance that the fans deserve,” he added. “Like you, I will be cheering them on to continue making great music as they tour the world and bring exciting shows to all our cherished fans.”

Band members are supportive, as the press release states that Five Finger Death Punch “fully supports” Spencer’s difficult move.

During Five Finger Death Punch’s fall tour, drummer Charlie “The Engine” Engen stepped in for Spencer. No word yet on who will permanently fill Spencer’s spot.

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