Steel Church have clarified the assertion they launched yesterday (July 30) relating to the passing of their singer, Mike Howe.
Howe died by suicide on Monday, July 26 on the age of 55. The band subsequently issued an announcement during which they asserted that the vocalist was “victimized by a failing health-care system and subsequently poisoned by the venom of Huge Pharma,” and that Howe finally “fell prey to the true ‘Pretend Healer.’”
The assertion stirred some controversy. At a time when so many individuals are proof against receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, its imprecise accusations towards a faceless group clearly struck a nerve. Steel Church finally deleted the assertion from their social media accounts.
Now the band has issued an amended model of their unique assertion, clarifying that they didn’t intend to wade into the heated vaxx debate:
“Regarding our not too long ago deleted put up addressing the information that Mike’s passing was a suicide, we needed to dispel any misconceptions which may have arisen from sure media stories. In our efforts to try this, our makes an attempt at honesty created a story that fell exterior our purest of intentions. We have been by no means, form or kind referring to something in relation to vaccinations, COVID or politics. We have been saying our brother was hurting and whereas he was searching for medical look after it, the remedies he was using didn’t defend him. In any other case, he would nonetheless be with us immediately.
“When you knew Mike Howe, then you definately knew he was a very good human being who cherished his pals, his household and his many followers around the globe. He would at all times go the additional mile to make somebody really feel good and he would at all times provide the shirt off his again if you happen to wanted it. We ask that you just keep in mind Mike in that means and for the superb steel music he created.
“That is an especially troublesome time for everybody who knew Mike personally and people who knew him by way of the music. We’re all nonetheless processing the lack of our brother. We apologize that the unique assertion was misunderstood or created an incorrect dialog. We ask that you just please cease attacking one another in relation to Mike’s passing and Steel Church. We ask that you just take that power and use it to maintain Mike’s reminiscence alive by sharing the music he created whereas he was with us. We wish Steel Church music to deliver folks collectively because it has over time and never be divisive.
“Godspeed Mike Howe, WE LOVE YOU!!!”
If you’re battling suicidal ideas, please know that assist is on the market. You may go to the web site for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or name 800-273-8255.