Drummer Jeremy Spencer departs Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has departed from the band to recover from back surgery.
The rocker announced he was sitting out of the band’s current tour last month (Nov19) and now he has revealed he will be leaving the group because of his extensive recovery time.
“This decision has been weighing on me for months; and now the time has finally come,” he says. “I started to play when I was six years old, and I feel fortunate that my body has provided me with several decades of doing what I love most: drumming.”
“However, the rigorous physical wear and tear has got me to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance that brings me satisfaction and joy,” he adds. “I feel the band deserves to get someone with the fire and energy, capable of delivering the performance that the fans deserve. Like you, I will be cheering them on to continue making great music as they tour the world and bring exciting shows to all our cherished fans.”
Charlie Engen joined the group last month to replace Spencer, but it is unclear if he will stay permanently. Spencer co-founded the band in 2005.