After almost a year of silence (with the exception of a single statement) following the events surrounding Ian Watkins arrest, Lostprophets have released a statement announcing they will not continue as a band. The news won’t come as a shock to most, after Watkins was arrested late last year under multiple child sex allegations.
The statement from the remaining five members can be seen below.
"To our fans:
After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we’ll be forever grateful for all you’ve given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been.
Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike, and Stu"