Twiddle Drummer Brook Jordan Explains Leave Of Absence
"It feels so good to say that I'm finally feeling like myself again. Back to the true Brook."
Drummer Brook Jordan has missed Twiddle‘s concerts over the past six weeks and today issued a statement on the band’s social feeds revealing a battle with substance abuse has kept him off the road. While Jordan recently emerged from a three-week stint at a treatment center “feeling practically reborn,” he’s made the decision to focus on his recovery rather than join his bandmates on their upcoming April Tour. Adrian Tramontano, who has been behind the kit for Twiddle in Brook’s absence, will continue to fill the role for the soon-to-begin excursion.
Brook began his note by apologizing for not addressing his absence earlier. “As my frends, fans, and family, you deserve an explanation,” Jordan wrote. The Vermont-based musician then frankly discussed what he went through. “I was drowning. Lost at sea. It was time to face the fact that the only way for me to make it safely back to the surface, was to ask for help,” the drummer added.
“I made the choice to start my journey in the caring, professional hands of the good people at the Sana at Stowe Treatment Center. Three weeks later, I left their facility feeling practically reborn,” Brook stated. “Once I was back home, my mind and body felt more healthy and at peace then it had in years. With my feet firmly planted back on the ground, I realized that it was time to let you know where I’d been. All of you uniquely beautiful people make my life worth living. I can never thank you enough for helping me live my dream to the fullest.”
Jordan went on to note that “with a heavy heart” he decided the best course of action was to sit out Twiddle’s April Tour. “Our amazing, dedicated, and ridiculously talented frend Adrian Tramontano will be taking the reins and laying down the grooves for this run,” shared Brook. “There isn’t another drummer on this planet that I’d rather have in my place.”
The drummer further discussed his journey and encouraged others facing similar issues to seek help like he did. “I am not ashamed. Substance Abuse has such an ugly, misunderstood connotation and stereotype surrounding its true, underlying causes. If you feel like you’re even starting to get in over your head, please don’t wait,” wrote Jordan. “‘Asking for help isn’t giving up. It’s refusing to give up.’ I needed help to finally realize that if I stayed on the path that I was on, I’d eventually be jeopardizing not only my personal health, but everything that Twiddle has worked so hard to create: From our relentlessly dedicated crew, to our unconditionally loving fans, frends, and family.
“It feels so good to say that I’m finally feeling like myself again. Back to the true Brook,” Jordan added and ended the statement with, “I can’t wait to be back in full force, playing for all you beautiful beings again, so soon. Love. Always. To infinity and beyond.”
Twiddle starts the tour tomorrow night (Friday, April 1) in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. The excursion continues through April 23 with dates across the East Coast and Midwest.
Read Brook Jordan’s full note below:
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