Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 recently released a statement on Instagram and saddened the fans by announcing that he won’t be joining the Yngwie Malmsteen tour.

Yngwie Malmsteen announced his North American tour which included John 5 as the special guest for some of these shows. However, the guitarist recently announced his decision to step down from the tour.

In his statement, John 5 pointed out that he made this decision due to unforeseen circumstances about the danger of coronavirus. He pointed out the abundance of caution for his crew. As John 5 said, the health concerns of the musicians and their teams are increasing day by day from the city to city. In order to make everybody safe and well, he wanted to aboard from the tour.

Furthermore, John 5 mentioned that he believes all of the Yngwie Malmsteen shows will be amazing while he apologized to his fans for not being there and sharing his new music from the upcoming record, ‘Sinner.’

Here’s the announcement from John 5:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances and out of an abundance of caution I am sad to announce that I will no longer be joining Yngwie on the upcoming US tour.

The health concerns for artists and their crew that come with traveling extensively from city to city during this time have meant that me and my team feel this is the best course of action to keep everybody on my tour team safe and well.

I am certain that these Yngwie shows will be amazing, as they always are. I’m sorry I won’t be there to share my new music with you all. I’ll be back out on the road as soon as is safe and possible.”

You can check out the post below.

Photo Credit: John 5 – Instagram