In a new interview with Noisecreep.com, Arsis
mastermind James Malone has revealed that he's been battling a recurrence of anorexia as of late, which explains the group's recent tour cancellations. Malone elaborated, "I just want to start off by saying that I don't have a drug problem of any kind. I know a lot of people were saying that when I released that press statement. The truth is I've had anorexia for the past year or so. It's not the first time I've gone through it either. When I was in college I struggled with it. I finally got past [that] then I started having a drinking problem that I fought with for years. When I stopped drinking last year, the anorexia problems came back."
Malone is hopeful that his admission will put to rest the rumors and speculation that surfaced following his initial press release
. "I noticed the reader comments on Lambgoat.com and some of them were actually kind of funny but that's expected when I release a vague statement to the press," said Malone. "I'm OK with that [laughter]. Now that I've explained everything, hopefully we could move on."
You can read the interview in its entirety here