American pop punk band Real Friends have shared the devastating news to their fans recently that they have been forced to pull out of all upcoming international performances so that frontman Dan Lambton can continue to focus on his mental health.

Taking to Facebook on Friday, the group shared the news to their dedicated fans.

“Hello everybody, Dan here,” the post began. “I wanted to let you all know that Real Friends will be canceling our upcoming international appearances in Australia, Europe, and the UK.”

“This has come recommended by both the band and my psychiatrist so I can have time to continue learning to live and deal with my diagnosis of bipolar disorder.”

“Since coming home from recording, I am sober, on new medication, and undergoing an intensive outpatient group therapy program per the recommendation of my therapist,” Dan continued. “I am continuing to better myself so that Warped Tour this summer will be a fresh start for not only me, but for Real Friends as a whole.”

Hello everybody, Dan here. I wanted to let you all know that Real Friends will be canceling our upcoming international…

Posted by Real Friends onThursday, 22 March 2018

“We all want to be the best possible versions of ourselves as individuals and in turn be the best possible version of Real Friends.”

“We appreciate your support and understanding, and we want to note that this conversation about mental health will continue, but for now I’ll be continuing my treatment, and we’ll make Warped Tour something so special for you all. Thank you all for your love and support.”

Dan also took to Twitter to note that he plans to give more details to fans in due time. “I plan on making a more detailed and elaborate statement concerning these cancellations once I can give the proper time to it because I feel that you all deserve to know what is going on, how my actions have affected those around me, and how I am taking steps to better myself,” he wrote.

As it stands, Real Friends were set to touch down in Australia in just a couple of weeks to support Simple Plan on their 15th anniversary tour for No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, while their European and UK tour was set to kick off in mid-May.

While this undoubtedly devastating news for everyone in the Real Friends community, this is undoubtedly an important issue for Dan Lambton to face, so we send all of our thoughts and strength towards him as he attempts to better himself.

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