After founding Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy dropped the bombshell that he was leaving the band after many on-and-off years in the group, drummer Bobby Blotzer has responded to Pearcy's comments about exiting due to the constant turmoil and personal attacks.

In his exit statement, Pearcy offered up the harsh comment, "I am officially done with having anything to do with them due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks/threats in the public forum and most of all, the disrespect to the fans."

Pearcy also stated he's proud of the legacy he created with the band and that even with him gone, the music will "be heard for years to come despite the dark clouds that have lingered for far too long."

In response to Pearcy's statement, Blotzer stated in his own Facebook post:

To our /my Ratt fans and friends.... I will say to you guys, I am sorry that I brought you guys into our personal world and tribulation. Ive been so personlly driven to a breaking point with our band being held hostage every year, that ive kind of been snapping. i wish we were still all 4 together and doing business as great as we have been doing. especially last year. This is why its so nonsenseical to me to have this disruption in a business weve built for the last 33 years.
Reality sits at, Stephen and I have gotten along since his return in 07. aside from the fact that he basicly quits every year. It's been hard to deal with. I feel bad that I might have put a dividing line out here, and for that Im feeling bad about it, and to a certain level feel the need to apologise to YOU Guys. My words were true, but the words should have stayed in my mind. And again i state that, I was only kidding about this picture thing with steve, dumb joke. You ever done that? Exactly.
When this news popped today, my phone was blowing up all day while I was trying to enjoy an afternoon with friends and I just lost it. i was going to come home and tear into that release line by line. I read your thoughts and realized that its time to shut the fk up. as hard as that feels because we, the 4 other guys in this band did nothing to merit this whole behavior from stephen.
Thanks for understanding, you guys know I, we love you so much. Ratt is my life and I'll live and die fighting for the mothership. My facebook is going bye bye here soon. so, look to see what happens in a short time ....Ratt is bigger than the sum of the parts!

Ratt have not announced how they intend to replace Pearcy, and the vocalist has stated that he intends to continue making music and will play live shows. Stay tuned to see how it plays out from here.

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