Of Mice and Men Star Austin Carlile Share Emotional Massage

Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile revealed in a chilling series of tweets that he will “never get better.” Carlile is suffering from Marafan syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting the body’s connective tissue. The syndrome has lead to a whole lot of other issues, forcing Carlile to end up missing tours, with the band constantly having to drop off or reschedule dates.

In fact, just earlier this week the band had to drop off an Australian tour with A Day To Remember . Clearly some entitled fans must’ve tweeted their displeasure at Carlile’s health conditions causing him to calmly explain the situation in a series of tweets:

FYI you don’t “get better” w/ Marfans. You GET BY. I’ve had foot, ear, rib, head, hip, back, & heart surgeries just so I can function/live.

all of you saying I should hurry up & get better what’s taking so long. I’ll never be better. you happy? I live EACH DAY as it comes. each

day is a battle. Marfan Syndrome is a fibrostic connective tissue disorder, that means it affects your ENTIRE BODY, and IT. IS. PAINFUL.

I don’t cry on Twitter on all the bad days. I suck it up & keep pushing on. The rare good days?!… I CHERISH those more than you could ever

understand. & I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. This is why I have such a heart for those hurting, mentally OR physically, because I. AM. TOO.

Marafane syndrome is not a common disorder, with about 200,000 cases diagnosed each year. Last year, Carlile had heart surgery and was actually clinically dead for three hours.

Our thoughts are with Carlile, who is showing incredible strength in difficult times. We just saw Carlile on tour this past summer opening for Slipknot and Lamb of God.

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Headed back to the operation table this afternoon xx ///// “Do not lose heart, do not give up. though your body is dying, your outter self wasting away… you inner self is being renewed day by day.” ///// “And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made complete in your weakness. Most gladly then, will I take pride in my weak body, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”

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After almost 4 weeks, finally getting discharged from the hospital today! One battle down, so many more to come… #babysteps #marfansyndrome #lifelong #cantwaittoshave #thankful #notthankfulforover80pokes #spinaldrain #spinalfluid #wolverine #reallifemutant #butgodisgood

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