UPDATE – Jill Janus leaves Huntress?

Words – Jessica Howkins
Photo Credit – Katie Louise Needham

Earlier on today, Distorted Sound post about HUNTRESS‘s front-woman, Jill Janus, potentially leaving the band.

The statement which has now been deleted from the bands Facebook page is as follows :

“The end. I told ya the Huntress Trilogy would fulfill my purpose. I’m packing it up. Maiden, Mother, Crone. I struggle through life with Bipolar, Schizophrenia & Dissociative identity disorders. I beat uterine cancer with a devastating hysterectomy. I will continue to create music. On my terms. Fuck the meaningless noise and trolls. My way, forever. Suck it. Done.”

A follow-up statement has now been released on their Facebook from guitarist Blake Meahl, read it below :

“Statement from Huntress guitarist Blake Meahl: Our vocalist Jill Janus posted an announcement last night that she was having difficulty dealing with devastating health issues. Four months ago she had major surgery to remove cancer from her uterus. She needs time to fully recover from her hysterectomy and to continue treatment for her mental health issues. Her bouts with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and disassociative identity disorder have been particularly difficult lately and are ultimately responsible for her unfounded statement last night.

We will resume touring in December when Huntress joins Black Label Society 12/26-12/31. Thank you for your kindness and understanding. Blake Meahl”

Earlier in the year, Jill Janus spoke openly about her treatment for cancer and her mental health issues.

As far as Distorted Sound now know, Jill Janus has not left HUNTRESS or is just on a short hiatus from the band until they resume touring.

Keep posted for more updates on HUNTRESS right here at Distorted Sound.