The Eagles announced that Deacon Frey — Glenn Frey‘s son — who’s been a part of the band since 2017, has officially left the group. Back in February before resuming their band’s ongoing Hotel California dates, the band issued a statement explaining that Deacon’s absence was due to a medical situation and that his “rejoining the band for performances will be based on his recovery and doctor’s recommendations.”
A new statement was posted across the band’s various social media accounts announcing his formal departure and reads:
Deacon Frey has devoted the past 4½ years to carrying on his father’s legacy and, after some weeks of reflection, he now feels that it is time for him to forge his own path. We understand, completely, and we support him in whatever he wishes to pursue in the years ahead. In the wake of his dad’s demise, Deacon, at age 24, did an extraordinary thing by stepping from relative anonymity into the very public world of his father’s long illustrious career. We are grateful to Deacon for his admirable efforts and we wish him well as he charts his future. Deacon’s Eagles Family will always be here to surround him with love, support and goodwill, and he is always welcome to join us onstage at any future concerts, if he so desires. We hope our fans will join us in wishing Deacon the very best as he moves into the next phase of his career. – Eagles
- Deacon Frey is featured on the Eagles‘ latest multimedia live collection, Live From The Forum MMXVIII (2018).
- Frey took the lead on several of his father’s best-known songs includng “Take It Easy,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” and “Already Gone.”
CHECK IT OUT:Deacon Frey in 2018 fronting the Eagles on “Peaceful Easy Feeling” live in San Diego: