Lostprophets Make Statement, Announce Split

The Welsh six-piece have announced their split, following the arrest of frontman Ian Watkins late last year.

Lostprophets have made a statement announcing the band’s split.

Following the arrest of frontman Ian Watkins late last year, the band had remained quiet about their current status until today, when they took to their Facebook page to make an official statement announcing their break up.

The message reads as following:

‘To our fans:

After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we’ll be forever grateful for all you’ve given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been.

Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike, and Stu’


The band’s only previous statement before now was posted on their website earlier this year, which read: ‘Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers. Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu.’

As it currently stands, Watkins’ trial is currently scheduled to begin at Cardiff Crown Court on 25th November. He is accused of 23 sexual offences involving children including two charges of raping a baby.