In a story that may sadden the hearts of music fans across the world, according to LOUDWIRE, Austin Carlile, a former member of Of Mice & Men, will be undergoing a long and painful procedure that will help him battle the effects of Marfan syndrome. For those who don’t know, Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. The connective tissue holds holds the body’s cells, organs, and tissue together. It also plays a very important role in assisting the body with growth and development.
The treatment will take place over a number of months and consists of one-to-two dozens shots per week into the body of Carlile. Last year, Carlile revealed that he would be leaving the Of Mice & Men group due to the tears he had in his spine that have left him unable to scream into the microphone.
“My team advised me that if I continued to do so, it would cause permanent and irrevocable damage to my spinal cord and nervous system,”
“After learning this, I realized that I had to step away from Of Mice & Men, no longer able to scream most of our old material, or continue to scream on anything new. I cannot continue on.”
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Today's view: Been inactive on Instagram (my "Facebook" is fake) lately because I have actually been inactive. Recently started another (hopefully final) spinal treatment here in Costa Rica. This procedure is 1x a week for 2-3 months… each week a series of 12-24 shot injections into my spinal chord, muscle, & ligaments from my legs, up to hips, then, low and middle back, to repair all my ligaments in the area, plus weekly IV'S to go with it! My team recently discovered that the ligaments in my body are deteriorating faster than expected and this has been a root of some of my problems and a lot of my PAIN. So I'm taking this next #MarfanSyndromeTreatment head on! Will be a rough few weeks ahead but I have faith! God give me strength and lets go! I will be overcoming and recovering from this before seeing some of you THIS Summer! ☺ /// Living with #MarfanSyndrome is tough, but we are stronger… "Marfans means dealing with constant daily pain, people dealing with it must have a full reserve of strength" -Melissa Hormanski I love you guys!!! And thank you for the support as always and I'm sorry I haven't been able to reach out to you all lately, excited to share more about this Summer though! Un agradecimiento especial a todos en Costa Rica que me ayudan ORAN por mí el vendrá pronto! Dios bendiga! @themarfanfoundation @marfansyndromeawareness #MarfanSyndromeAwareness