Panic at the Disco drummer Spencer Smith, who recently went public with his battles with drug addiction, has pulled out of the band's upcoming tour to focus on those issues.
Panic singer Brandon Urie wrote an open letter to fans explaining the situation. He says, "Spencer and I have been through a lot of hurdles together, but witnessing one of my closest friends immersed in such a battle has been the most difficult. It’s become evident Spencer still needs more time to take care of himself. I can’t expect him to be fighting addiction one minute and be fully immersed in a national tour the next. With all that said, the tour will continue without Spencer while he is away getting the help he needs. Thank you all for your support and kind words."