Morgan has been suffering with severe Asperger's syndrome
Andrew Trendell

17:46 16th February 2015

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The Subways' drummer Josh Morgan has taken a 'leave of absence' from the band due his battle with Asperger's Syndrome. 

The band, who just released their self-titled new album, are gearing up to kick off a European tour - but it looks like it will be without sticksman Josh Morgan, whose Asperper's syndrome is preventing him from taking part. 

"On the current tour to promote their recent album release The Subways’ drummer Josh has been struggling with debilitating stage fright brought on by his battle with Aspergers Syndrome," said the band in a statement.

"This is something that he has struggled with in the past but it has recently become significantly worse. The band have made the hard decision that Josh is to take a leave of absence for the near future to get professional advice to get him back on stage and rocking as soon as possible. In his absence the band have asked a professional drummer and close friend to temporarily step in to keep the show on the road."

They added: "The first show where this change will take affect will be in Dresden on 17th February. Billy, Charlotte, management, crew and the whole Subways family wish Josh a speedy return and will be working hard to achieve this."

- For more information on Asperger's Syndrome, visit here.

The Subways full UK dates are below. For tickets and information, visit here.

March 23 Temple Birmingham,
March 24 Academy 3 Manchester
March 25 Brudenell Leeds
March 26 Oran Mor Glasgow
March 28 Independent Sunderland
March 29 Rescue Rooms Nottingham
March 31 Thekla Bristol

April 01 Waterfront Norwich
Apr 02 Shepherds Bush Empire London

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