The Used drops off Slam Dunk Festival as frontman Bert McCracken addresses mental health

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The Used has dropped off the lineup for England’s upcoming Slam Dunk Festival as frontman Bert McCracken addresses his mental health.

In a statement posted to the band’s social media Tuesday, McCracken writes, “I have always been open about my struggle with mental health and have recently found myself facing new and overwhelming challenges.”

“For this reason, I won’t be able to play the upcoming shows at Slam Dunk,” he continues. “I am so sorry but [I] needed to make this decision to focus on professional treatment and self-care.”

McCracken concludes, “Performing live for The Used fans is one my greatest joys, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. We have the best fans in the world, thank you for your undying support.”

The Slam Dunk Festival is set to take place June 3-4. Other artists on the lineup include Alexisonfire, Beartooth, Sum 41 and The Interrupters.

The Used is expected to return to the road in July for a U.S. tour alongside Rise Against.

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