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Tommy Vext has broken his silence regarding his exit from Bad Wolves following news this weekend that the two parties have parted ways.

In a post to his Instagram Stories screenshot by Loudwire, Vext wrote the following:

“Guys please listen: you can support me without bashing my former bandmates in @badwolvesofficial. I understand emotions are high and there’s a lot of speculation but just chill. I will make a statement when legal documents are finalized. I have no animosity toward the boys, the media once again ran with rumors and forced my ex-bandmates to make an ill-timed response.

I am grateful for your support & reassurance and it’s actually moved me to tears. But we don’t need to spread negativity to the other guys. We have very different political and spiritual beliefs but they are good human beings & the way I see it is we will have a healthy competition to create awesome music. So everyone wins. I Love John, Doc, Chris & Kyle. Please Don’t bully my homies.”

On January 9, Bad Wolves released a statement to their social media channels after rumors surfaced about Vext’s exit from the band. The statement read, “It is true that Bad Wolves and vocalist Tommy Vext have parted ways. The four of us plan to continue making music and a new album is planned for later this year. Tommy has been a big part of Bad Wolves and we are grateful for his contributions.”

The statement continued, “There is not much else to report to the fans who have supported Bad Wolves from day one. We would not be here with out [sic] you. All the best, Chris, Doc, Kyle, and John.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.