Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell Is in Hospice Care Amid Liver Failure

Former Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell is receiving end-of-life care amid liver failure.

“Steve is resting at residence at being cared for by his fiancé and hospice care,” a rep for Harwell tells Us Weekly. “We might hope that individuals would respect Steve and his household’s privateness throughout this troublesome time.”

Harwell, 56, was the lead singer of Smash Mouth from 1994 to 2021. He retired as a consequence of a number of well being situations in 2021. He’d been scuffling with a 2013 analysis of cardiomyopathy and acute Wernicke encephalopathy along with coronary heart failure.

“Steve has been coping with long-term medical points during the last eight years and through his final efficiency on the Large Sip stage, he suffered quite a few signs immediately linked together with his present medical state of affairs,” his rep mentioned in an October 2021 assertion after Harwell was seen slurring his speech and swearing on the viewers throughout his ultimate efficiency in Bethel, New York. “Steve might be retiring from Smash Mouth to give attention to his bodily and psychological well being.”

Harwell thanked his followers and bandmates for his or her loyalty in a press launch following his retirement. “I’ve tried so laborious to energy via my bodily and psychological well being points and to play in entrance of you one final time, however I simply wasn’t in a position to,” he mentioned. “I’m so grateful to every one among you who has helped Smash Mouth promote over 10 million albums worldwide, put us on high of radio charts and those that have saved ‘All Star’ related as one of many high memes on the web at the moment.”

He continued: “I can’t wait to see what Smash Mouth accomplishes subsequent and am wanting ahead to counting myself as one of many band’s latest followers.”

Zach Goode changed Harwell as lead singer. The one unique member of the band nonetheless performing with the group is bassist Paul De Lisle.

“No matter he needed to do, his well being was crucial factor,” De Lisle advised Selection whereas talking about Harwell’s departure in June 2022. “Steve retired. We moved on. It was unhappy after so a few years, however we did see it coming.”

Smash Mouth, shaped in 1994, rose to fame within the late Nineteen Nineties with hits equivalent to “Walkin’ on the Solar” and “All Star” and are additionally well known for his or her cowl of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” from the Shrek soundtrack.