Fieldy announced he would be sitting out the band's latest trek last month (June 2021), explaining he needed time to "heal" after adopting some "bad habits."
A statement from the star read, "The past 6 years I've been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and has caused some tension with the people around me."
"It's been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I'm going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately you will not see me on stage with my band. I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place."
Korn announced his replacement on Monday, July 12, stating, "While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend @Ra_Diaz from @SuicidalTendencies out with us this summer to fill in on KORN bass duties. We've all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can't wait to see you next month."
The group will hit the road with Staind next month (August 2021). They will kick off the 28-city outing in West Palm Beach, Florida on August 5, and wrap it up at Dallas' Dos Equis Pavilion on September 21. They are also set to headline Kentucky's Louder Than Life festival on September 23.