Serj Tankian says he “just hopes” Mike Patton’s “O.K.” after Faith No More cancels shows with SOAD

Clemente Ruiz

Faith No More was supposed to perform with System of a Down at several shows in Los Angeles next month, but earlier this week, those shows were canceled as frontman Mike Patton works through some mental health issues.

SOAD’s Serj Tankian says he’s bummed that the two acts won’t get to perform together, but Patton’s health comes first.

Speaking to Billboard, Tankian said that it’s “really sad” that Faith No More won’t be joining them, and adds, “Mike is a friend of mine and I’ve reached out to him and his manager. I just hope he’s O.K. I love him dearly. I know he’s influenced so many artists and bands, including ours.”

“It would’ve been great to play together, but the important thing is health and the important thing is everyone’s O.K., and we can always find time to play together again,” Tankian notes.

In a statement, Patton explained that he has “issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now.”

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