"I've now hit breaking point and really need to take some time to look after myself."
Groundbreaking dance music act Disclosure are about to embark across Australia on the Listen Out tour.
Last week however the group revealed that Howard Lawrence (one half of the duo) will not be attending the tour and needs to take a break after "touring almost constantly" for over a decade.
"I'm very sorry to say that I won't be joining Guy on our Australian tour this year," he opens the statement.
"As those of you who follow my personal account may already know I've been really struggling with being back on the road touring again.
"Guy and I have been touring for almost constantly for well over a decade now and although I've had some of the best times of my life... I've always struggled with the intensity, jet lag, lack of routine and being away from my friends.
"This year I've done my absolute best to push through for you all and have managed to play many, many, many shows, but sadly I've now hit breaking point and really need to take some time to look after myself.
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"Guy will still be coming with the rest of our amazing team to deliver bangers to all you lovely ravers down under.
"I'm sorry to let you all down and I hop you understand... I promise I'll spend the time writing more songs for you all to make up for it."
Disclosure have recently performed at huge festivals, clubs and events including Circoloco, Primavera Sound, We Love Green, Emerge Festival, Meo Kalorama and many more. Over the weekend they performed at Manchester's The Warehouse Project.