Tom Meighan: KASABIAN singer steps down due to 'personal issues'

07 July 2020
news page

KASABIAN star Tom Meighan is stepping down from the band after 23 years.

The singer behind hits like Fire, LSF and Empire is leaving "by mutual consent", the band said in a statement.
"Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time," they said.
The 39-year-old "now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track", the Leicester band added, before concluding: "We will not be commenting further."
Meighan was a founding member of the band in 1997 alongside guitarist Serge Pizzorno, naming themselves after Linda Kasabian, a member of the Charles Manson cult.
They went on to become one of England's biggest rock bands, with five of their six albums going to number one. They headlined the Glastonbury Festival in 2014 and won best British band at the 2010 Brit Awards.
Meighan opened up about his mental health in 2017, saying he had gone through a rough patch after separating from his partner Kim James, with whom he has a daughter, and the death of a close friend.