Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell is in hospice care for liver failure

Former Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell is being cared for at the end of life because of liver failure.

“Steve is resting at home being cared for by his fiancé and hospice care,” says a Harwell representative Us weekly. “We hope people will respect the privacy of Steve and his family at this difficult time.”

Harwell, 56, was the lead singer of Smash Mouth from 1994 to 2021. In 2021 he retired due to health reasons. He struggled in 2013 with a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy and acute Wernicke encephalopathy in addition to heart failure.

“Steve has struggled with long-term medical issues for the past eight years and during his last appearance on the Big Sip stage, he was suffering from numerous symptoms directly related to his current medical condition,” his rep said in a statement October 2021 after Harwell was seen slurring his speech and berating the audience during his final performance at Bethel, New York. “Steve will be retiring from Smash Mouth to focus on his physical and mental health.”

Harwell thanked his fans and bandmates for their loyalty press release after his retirement. “I tried so hard to get my physical and mental issues under control and play in front of you guys one last time, but I just couldn’t do it,” he said. “I’m so grateful to each and every one of you who helped Smash Mouth sell over 10 million albums worldwide, got us to the top of the radio charts and those who made ‘All Star’ grow as one of the top memes on the internet stays relevant.” Today.”

He continued, “I can’t wait to see what Smash Mouth will come up with next and look forward to being one of the band’s newest fans.”

Zach Goode replaced Harwell as lead singer. The only original band member still performing with the group is the bassist Paul DeLisle.

“Whatever he had to do, his health was the most important thing,” De Lisle said diversity while discussing Harwell’s departure in June 2022. “Steve has retired. We moved on. It was sad after so many years, but we saw it coming.”

Formed in 1994, Smash Mouth rose to fame in the late 1990s with hits like “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star.” They are also widely known for their cover of The Monkees Die’s “I’m a Believer”. Shrek soundtrack.

Lindsay Lowe

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