Tom Meighan insists he's 'doing well' as he addresses Kasabian departure

Tom Meighan has reassured fans he is ‘doing well’ following today’s news that he is leaving Kasabian.

The 39-year-old has been the frontman of the band since its inception in 1997.

Taking to Twitter, the dad-of-one said: ‘Following today’s announcement I just wanted to let you all know that I am doing well.’

‘I’m in a really good place now,’ he added.

A statement on Kasabian’s official Twitter account posted today confirmed Tom’s shock departure.

The message reads: ‘Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent.

‘Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.

‘We will not be commenting further.’

Tom previously admitted to experiencing difficult times in 2016 after he split from his long-term girlfriend Kim James and she moved out with their daughter Mimi Malone.

‘Basically my life changed,’ he told Q in 2017. ‘I’m by myself. Because I lost myself.

‘[…] I had to sort my head out. My attitude. Stuff I was doing. People I was associating with. Not bad people.

‘I was the one that was bad, I was in the haze. I was very unhappy, just down. You block it out by just carrying on.

‘I was making myself ill, I ain’t gonna lie, my mind was jolted.

‘It might have been a build-up from years and years. I wasn’t taking responsibility and it affected everyone around me, horrendous.’

The group has released six studio albums, Kasabian (2004), Empire (2006), West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2009), Velociraptor! (2011), 48:13 (2014), and For Crying Out Loud (2017). All but one have reached the number spot in the album charts.

Their biggest single in the UK to date is Fire, which reached number three back in 2009.

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