This news of Harwell’s condition comes almost two years after a concerning health scare during a live performance.
He appeared disoriented, slurring his words and yelling at the audience. Shortly after, he announced his retirement.
The band released a statement which read, “Despite Steve’s best efforts to work through these ailments, he is heartbroken to share that it has become impossible for him to continue doing what he loves most, performing in front of the band’s millions of fans around the world.”
“I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues, and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to,” Harwell added in a separate statement. “I cannot wait to see what Smash Mouth accomplishes next.”