Jonathan leaves for his own good after month of intensive rehab – but admits it’s been his “most difficult decision”

Jonathan Miller

Difficult decision: Miller has quit for his own good

DevilDriver bassist Jonathan Miller has quit the band after attending an intensive rehab programme in January.

He missed a number of the band’s shows in 2010 and was replaced by their tour manager Aaron Patrick on stage in recent months.

Now Miller says he can’t return to the band he spent nearly a decade with.

He explains: “Yesterday I decided to leave DevilDriver. It was the most difficult decision of my life – but it is something I needed to do for myself.

“I want to thank all the fans around the world for their diehard love and support over the past nine years. I had the best times of my life hanging out with all of you guys. But it’s time for me to move on.”

In December Miller revealed he’d be absent from the band’s upcoming shows while he went to rehab. He said: “The damage is catching up with me mentally and physically. I need to make a cache so I can save my own life and keep the friends I still have left.”

Last month DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara said: “Aaron has played around sixty shows with us and he’s going a great job. The fans understand what’s happening with Jon. You don’t want your friends passing away on the road.”

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