Steve Harwell, the former lead singer of the rock band Smash Mouth, has a very short time left! Not long ago, the famed musician’s longtime manager, Robert Hayes revealed that he is in hospice care at the moment.
For those of you who are unversed, let us share with you, that Hospice is a special hospital where people who are nearing the end of life are cared for. Keep scrolling further to learn more deets about Steve Harwell’s health.
What happened to Steve Harwell?
Steve Harwell who is a retired American singer has entered hospice care. On Sunday, Robert Hayes, the longtime manager of Steve and the band confirmed that the 56-year-old musician has a short time remaining.
During a conversation with TMZ, Harwell’s manager, Robert mentioned that the Can’t Get Enough of You Baby singer is “resting at home” and “being cared for by his fiancée and hospice care.”
Over the last few years, Harwell has experienced many medical complications. And now, he is in the last stages of liver failure for which he was recently receiving treatment in a hospital.
Steve’s longtime manager also told the media outlet that he “has been struggling with alcohol abuse throughout his life — and he’s reached the final stage of liver failure.” Along with this, his rep told his fans to respect Steve and his family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
It has been reported by the media outlet TMZ, that the Hang On hitmaker is currently in hospice at his home. Over the past 3 days, the friends and loved ones of the musician have paid visits to him at his home. As per his manager, he has a week or so to live.
When did Steve Harwell retire?
Steve Harwell announced his retirement in October 2021. His deteriorating health was the main reason behind his retirement. At that point in time, he stated that he wanted to pay all his attention to his mental and physical health after his fumbled performance at a music festival.
While performing at the Big Sip Festival in New York in 2021, Harwell was seen slurring his words onstage which was captured by the cameras. Soon after, he showed his middle finger to the people in the crowd.
After the performance, Steve’s rep at the time stated in a news release that the footage “had been taken out of context” to show the singer in a bad light. Then, his reps even mentioned that he had been battling a few health issues for the last 8 years.
Post his retirement, Steve issued a statement that read, “Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a rock star, performing in front of sold-out arenas, and have been so fortunate to live out that dream. I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to.”
All our thoughts, prayers, and well wishes are with Steve Harwell during this time of difficulty. Stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of show business.