For over a year now, Simple Plan’s bass player David Desrosiers has not been touring with his band after his last year’s announcement that he need to take a bit of a time off to focus on his mental health and to fight depression. Since then, with David’s blessing, Simple Plan have been touring as a foursome (Chuck, Seb, Jeff and Pierre), while their friend David was at home trying to get better.
Luckily, the Simple Plan fans have been very compassionate in this situation and showed enormous support to David and the band overall in their time of need. Yesterday, Simple Plan decided to talk about this situation again on their Instagram and gave the fans some update on how David’s doing and showed their appreciation of their fans’ compassion.
Check out the full post by Simple Plan about David’s future involvement in the band’s activities below:
A lot of you have been asking us to post an update on how David is doing and when he will be joining us on tour again.
The truth is, we don’t know exactly when he will be ready to come back and play shows with us. David is still at home resting and trying to get better. Mental health and recovery is a long and complicated process and the last thing we want is to put any pressure on David or rush him to come back when he’s not healthy enough. We wish we had more news to share, but as of now, our only goal is trying to support David and give him the space and time he needs to get better. We ask that you keep on showing him love and compassion in this difficult time. With his blessing, we will keep on performing shows as a 4-piece until he’s able to join us and perform again.
Thank you all for understanding and for being the best fans a band could ever ask for.