Thirty Seconds To Mars have parted ways with Tomo Milicevic.
The now former Mars guitarist has released a lengthy statement via Twitter announcing that he is no longer part of the band.
"There's really not an easy way to say it so I thought, just say it", he writes.
"I don't really know how to explain in a note how I could have come to a decision like this, but please believe me when I say that this is the best thing for me in my life and also for the band."
He also stresses:
"The years that I have been privileged enough to spend with all of you will live inside of my heart and mind as some of the most amazing memories I'll ever have. [...] I just want to say how lucky I feel to have been able to stand on that stage in front of you all, alongside Jared and Shannon, and to share the moments that we have shared over these last fifteen years together."
He also has a message specifically for fans of the band:
"Please don't be sad or angry over this and most of all, please don't be divided this, this is a good thing and will be good for everyone. Remember something very important, this band brought ALL of us together, me included. So, even though I'm leaving the band my spirit will never leave the family, and you never know, maybe you'll see me sitting next to you on the lawn somewhere sometime just singing along..."
We wish both the band and Tomo Milicevic the best for their future endeavors.
You can read his full statement below.
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