P!ATD Drummer Heads To Rehab

2013-08-12 by andcas | 48 Comments
Panic! At The Disco drummer Spencer Smith has taken a break from the band in order to enter rehab for treatment. He recently came out with the news about secretly fighting a four year addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol.

In his confession Smith gives the following explanation of how he wound up as an addict:
"little over 2 years ago, something traumatic happened in regards to the health of a loved one. It was around this time that I started taking Vicodin and Xanax on a daily basis. It was an intoxicating mix. … When we got off the tour we were doing for our last record, I slipped further into my addiction. With a lot more alone time and no worry of being presentable at an interview or a meet & greet, my life began to revolve around my addiction.”

Vocalist Brendon Urie will continue on Panic! At The Disco's future tours with a drum replacement until his best friend and bandmate reaches a safe point of recovery. Urie has also addressed fans in a sincere open letter on the band's website to let everyone know what the status was, is, and will be as they deal with this crisis.

http://www.panicatthedisco.com/post/57634899440/hi-im-brendon-urie-from-panic-at-the-disco

You can also check out the group's latest video for the song 'This Is Gospel' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGE381tbQa8

Tagged: Panic! At the Disco

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SCREAMorphine
August 12th 2013
1776 Comments


That's no good, will listen to the song.

SingForTheDead
August 12th 2013
95 Comments


Song rocks, news sucks.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013
51577 Comments


fuckin mormons can't handle their liquor


CatfishSoup
August 12th 2013
202 Comments


Song's lame

Ire
August 12th 2013
41861 Comments


agreed

BigPleb
August 12th 2013
42214 Comments


Knew this would be an andcas article.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013
51577 Comments


These fucks are famous for being mormon

TooLateToGoBack
August 12th 2013
1884 Comments


Song rocks, news sucks. [2]

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013
234 Comments


Shitty news, still this band is awful

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2013
29145 Comments


even numbered panic at the disco album = shit

TheGreatQ
August 12th 2013
1799 Comments


Sucks about the addiction, but at least he's getting help. And this is a really good song, gives me back some hope for the album. Video was cool too.

Digging: Dark Sermon - The Oracle

NastyCrab
August 12th 2013
328 Comments


A Fever You Can't Sweat Out was my guilty-ass JAM in high school. Hope all goes well for this dude.

Noteros
August 12th 2013
55 Comments


Album will be amazing.

foreverburning
August 12th 2013
74 Comments


I thought their last album was an improvement over Pretty. Odd. but based on the two songs released, I think this album will suck on a similar level to P.O. Doesn't matter, though. Only Panic album you really need is AFYCSO.

reflectingeuphoria
August 12th 2013
13 Comments


Damn catchy track, another track that evokes memories of college for me. Sucks about Spencer, though. Wish him the best.

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013
234 Comments


Pretty Odd is an abomination, an insult to the beatles and queen.

bloc
August 12th 2013
35675 Comments


Pretty cool video. This song isn't that good, but way better than the last one.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013
26490 Comments


song is meh. it vaguely reminds me of fob's new album, but more reminds me of a fun. song.

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TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013
234 Comments


horrible, horrible track, they are desperate to be stay relevant playing really lame pop mixed with
some generic imagine dragons track ( and imagine dragons is mediocre as fuck )

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013
51577 Comments


Vermicide is saying smart things for once damn

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013
26490 Comments


this band is better than imagine dragons and always has been.

Sauce
August 12th 2013
751 Comments


that vocal effect is pretty cool.

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013
234 Comments



this band is better than imagine dragons and always has been.

Both are gay, that's the only thing that matters

Fieryfenderz
August 12th 2013
1605 Comments


"that vocal effect is pretty cool."
You mean the vocoder?


Calc
August 12th 2013
12961 Comments


good news andcas I actually feel a little sad because of the way you wrote it.

Calc
August 12th 2013
12961 Comments


and this song made me re-excited for the album again. but the video made me think my laptop was fuking up.

Spec
August 12th 2013
28864 Comments


Must be nice to have enough money to have problems like this.

Hehe.

FadedSun
August 12th 2013
1424 Comments


They just played a free show in Boston recently.

Feather
August 12th 2013
2076 Comments


I enjoyed this song.

tmagistrelli
August 12th 2013
749 Comments


in love with this song. wishing spencer the best.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013
26490 Comments


Truth. Life's rough, man.

DreamAgain
August 12th 2013
326 Comments


this is decent song they should just stop tho. only their first album is decent.

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013
234 Comments


They should stop since a fever you can't sweat out, this pop punk band is an insult to human race.

Gyromania
August 12th 2013
18239 Comments


except that pretty. odd is really good and they do the beatles thing better than most bands and you've probably never even listened to it

TheInmortalVermicide
August 12th 2013
234 Comments


Lol

DreamAgain
August 12th 2013
326 Comments


@gyromania I have their entire disco on my itunes and it's all fairly mediocre except for the first album

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013
26490 Comments


Still think that sound more like the zombies and beach boys than beatles.

TMobotron
August 12th 2013
7203 Comments


"Vocalist Brendon Urie will continue on Panic! At The Disco's future tours with a drum replacement until his best friend and bandmate reaches a safe point of recovery."

Why are you only saying Brendon will continue? Is the bassist not?

Jennifer22
August 12th 2013
287 Comments


I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013
26490 Comments


The bassist left years ago.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2013
26490 Comments


Agreed. Better overall even.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 12th 2013
51577 Comments


Gyro don't go on sputnik when you're tripping son

TMobotron
August 12th 2013
7203 Comments


"they have another guy in the band but they never bother to really mention him, include him, or take pictures with him so why should I? also vices and virtues is every bit as good as their first album."

Word, I didn't realize that. And yeah Vices rules. I still like A Fever a bit more, but I really dig these guys - always a fun listen.

Jennifer22
August 13th 2013
287 Comments


"Studio, studio, STUDIO!"

HomerPimpson
August 13th 2013
252 Comments


horrible, horrible track, they are desperate to be stay relevant playing really lame pop mixed with
some generic imagine dragons track ( and imagine dragons is mediocre as fuck )
[2]
I was thinking this sounded like 4 other radio songs/bands but I couldn't think of a name

DegausserGuernica24
August 13th 2013
1134 Comments


Can this band just break up already?

Calc
August 13th 2013
12961 Comments


no they can't

Jennifer22
August 14th 2013
287 Comments


Brendon's been through a lot I bet, it's cool how he's still really happy.



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