Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has left the band, according to a statement released by the group’s publicist. After sitting out the fall leg of the group’s recent co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin, Spencer underwent a second back surgery and will need a significant amount of time to recover. The band fully supports his decision to depart. Spencer explained, “It’s with mixed emotion that I share with you the following news: I regret that I’ve decided to step down as the drummer of Five Finger Death Punch. This decision has been weighing on me for months. Now the time has finally come. I’ve been playing drums since I was six years old. After years of the physicality leading to surgeries, I feel it’s best to step down.” For its fall tour, Five Finger Death Punch was joined behind the kit by 33-year-old drummer Charlie “The Engine” Engen. It is not clear if he will remain with the group or if they will seek a new and permanent replacement for Spencer.