Pete Parada is looking for a new gig after being dismissed from the band because he has decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Pete has been with the band since 2007 and put out a long message on social media explain why he had decided to not get the vaccine.
“Given my personal medical history and the side-effect profile of these jabs, my doctor has advised me not to get a shot at this time,” the rocker wrote. “I caught the virus over a year ago, it was mild for me, so I am confident I’d be able to handle it again, but I’m not so certain I’d survive another post-vaccination round of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which dates back to my childhood and has evolved to be progressively worse over my lifetime.”
Pete continued to further explain in another Tweet that he got the virus last year and feels confident that he’d be able to handle it again.
The rest of the band has yet to comment on Parada’s departure.
I’ve got some unfortunate and difficult news to share. I know many of my close friends and family would’ve preferred to hear this privately first – and I apologize for the public nature of my disclosure, but I don’t know how to have this conversation multiple times. 1/17
— Pete Parada (@PeteParada) August 2, 2021