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- Posted on Oct 11th 2010 9:44PM by Benjy Eisen
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"After nearly seven years and some of the most amazing adventures of a lifetime, I have arrived at a place where I am physically and emotionally unable to continue on as part of the Sword," said Wingo in a statement released to the press on Monday. "If I could go any further, I would, as I love the music -- and JD, Bryan and Kyle are people that I deeply respect -- but I have reached a point where I just can't do this anymore."
For their part, the band offered their support, love and appreciation for Wingo and his contribution to everything that the Sword have been able to accomplish with him on board. "It is with heavy hearts that we bid him farewell," they wrote in a prepared, group statement. "We wish he could continue the adventure with us, but we understand that the life of a touring musician is not for everyone. It's been a hell of a ride, and we're sad to see this part of the journey end."
Why can't all band departures be this damn heartwarming (if bittersweet)? We would also like to wish Wingo the best and hope to see the Sword back out there again, stat.