Korn: We want Fieldy to "get better and be a huge part of this band again"

The members of Korn tell Kerrang! that they hope Fieldy – who is on hiatus from the band to address some "bad habits" – is on a healing path.

Korn: We want Fieldy to "get better and be a huge part of this band again"
Emily Carter

Korn's Jonathan Davis and Brian 'Head' Welch have addressed bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu's current hiatus from the band, and their hopes for him to return.

Fieldy temporarily departed the nu-metal giants back in June, announcing that he had fallen "back on some of my bad habits" which "caused some tension with the people around me".

"The best thing to do is stay at home, be with your family, and start processing," Head tells Kerrang! in this week's Cover Story of this difficult journey to getting better. "He’s got to find that healing. I still struggle with it. I had a few slip-ups with my ‘bad habits’ three-to-four years ago, so I understand it, but I dealt with it by hitting it head-on and stopping it from becoming a problem.

"I’m not concerned because I know he’s going to be okay."

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Jonathan adds: "I love him; he’s my brother. But I watched somebody I care about die and I’m not going to fucking do that again. I refuse to. I will feel guilt for the rest of my fucking life because of that. I tried my hardest but perhaps if I’d been a little bit tougher there’d have been a different outcome.

"I pray that he can figure it out and get better and come back and be a huge part of this band again."

Korn's new album Requiem is released on February 4 via Loma Vista. The band play Download Festival next June.

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