A 1990s pop legend has finally broken his silence on leaving a famous band, calling his former bandmates “sad and scary” after they blocked him online.
The group has released six studio albums, three of which made it into the top ten of the UK Albums Chart.
In 2021, the band announced that their lead singer had left the band, although he did not officially address the departure.
After breaking up with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Huey Morgan has finally broken his silence.
The 49-year-old founded the legendary rock band in 1993 with the other members Brian Leiser and Steve Borgovini.
Now Huey has spoken out about his exit, saying the Fun Lovin Criminals “blocked” him online and tried to “take fans by surprise” by keeping his exit a secret.
On X/Twitter, Huey said: “I understand why they blocked me. They’re trying to move quickly Down Under and don’t want you all to know that I’m no longer in the band.”
He told his 35.6k followers that his former bandmates were “sad and scary” and that they were now a “tribute act.”
Huey added: “This is sad and scary. Now it’s just a tribute act…”
In November 2021, Fun Lovin Criminals stated: “Huey has officially confirmed his departure from the band. We wish him all the best in his endeavors.
“We will continue as Fun Lovin’ Criminals because we love and are devoted to our music and our fans. More details to follow.”
Fun Lovin’ Criminals now consists of Leiser (aka Fast) and Frank Benbini.
The band has released six studio albums, the most recent of which was Classic Fantastic in 2010.
They continue to perform live shows.
A US tour is also reportedly in the works, Rotherham Advertiser and more new songs will be released.
Fast replaced Morgan as lead singer and they added a guitarist, Naim Cortazzi, who performed with them in Sheffield.
Huey is widely known as a DJ and presenter on BBC 6 Music and elsewhere.
The Huey Show now airs on the channel on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm
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He also presents other shows on BBC Radio 2.
Additionally, Morgan released his first solo album “Say It To My Face” as Huey And The New Yorkers in 2012.