Yeah, fair enough, but I would have rather he omitted the first bit than the second. If I band I love drop a key member I want to know why. I don't want any of that "there are personal reasons" stuff. So yes, I agree, that statement is a little off, but I would have dropped the "I don't want to air..." bit and just come out with it.
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