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Panic! At The Disco drummer leaves tour

Panic! At The Disco drummer leaves tour
Posted August 9th, 2013 @ 10:07am

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Panic! at the Disco Drummer Spencer Smith is taking a leave of absence from the band's tour. 

Frontman Brendon Urie made the announcement a little more than a week after Smith first announced that he's been struggling with alcohol and drug addictions for the past four-and-a-half years. 

At the time, Smith said he was excited to get back on the road, but Urie explains that it soon became "evident that Spencer still needs more time to take care of himself."  Urie didn't offer many other details, but said fighting addiction while trying to be "fully immersed in a national tour" at the same time may have been too much to expect. 

Panic! at the Disco's tour will continue without Smith.  

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