Vocalist Tony Harnell (ex-TNT), who joined Skid Row at the beginning of the year as a replacement for the fired Johnny Solinger, has posted the following message on his official Facebook page here.
The message reads, “I’m sorry to inform everyone that I’m no longer the lead singer for Skid Row. I thank the fans for their love and support!”
Skid Row has posted a new message addressing Harnell:
“To the Skid Row faithful, As you may know, Tony Harnell quit the band yesterday. We found out about his decision the same way all of you did, via his post on social media. He had posted that he was no longer in the band before informing the band personally.
“The last we spoke with Tony was on December 17th. He was in the hospital being treated for ‘bronchitis with asthmatic symptoms’. We were all very concerned and offered any assistance we could to help him get healthy. Due to his condition we were forced to cancel our show in Chicago on December 19th. The next time we heard anything was his post yesterday.
“That being said, we are all moving forward and wish Tony the best in his future endeavors. Lastly, amidst all of the rumors and speculation, there has been no talk of a reunion nor are we opening for Guns N Roses. That’s it for now. We’ll keep you updated as best we can. Thanks for your support and understanding. See you in 2016!”
On May 28th, 2015 Skid Row featuring Harnell performed at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California. Fan-filmed video courtesy of Heavy Metal Hill can be viewed below: