Tom Meighan leaves Kasabian over ‘personal issues’

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has left the band after struggling with “personal issues”.

After 23 years and six albums with the Leicester rock band, Meighan is leaving the group to get his “life back on track”.

A statement released on behalf of the group said: “Kasabian have announced today that Tom Meighan is stepping down from the band by mutual consent.”

“Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”

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It is not clear whether Kasabian will seek to replace Meighan as lead vocalist.

Meighan had been struggling with his mental health following the death of a friend and splitting from his partner.

The band were due to play a huge return gig in Leicester last month, but were left “absolutely brokenhearted” after the pandemic led to the cancellation of the event.

Whilst speaking to the media a few weeks ago, Meighan described the band as “solid”. He also said: “I’m writing loads of music at the minute. We’ll see what happens. I’ve got a few cookies in the jar.”

The Award-winning rock group was formed by Meighan, songwriter Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and Chris Karloff while they were still at school in the 1990s.

Karloff left the band in 2006 due to “artistic and creative differences”.

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