Cannibal Corpse lead guitarist Pat O'Brien made headlines in December 2018 when he was arrested for burglary and charging at an officer with a knife after his Florida home caught fire and an arsenal of weapons was discovered. Since then, the musician has notably absent from the band (Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan has played in his stead) on their recent run on Slayer's farewell tour and elsewhere, but singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher says the band intends for this to be a temporary situation. Appearing on Jamey Jasta's The Jasta Show, the Cannibal Corpse frontman voiced his and the group's continued support of their colleague and friend during this trying time.
"We love him ... We want him back," the famously kind-hearted singer admitted. "When I saw him in the court with the [anti-suicide] vest, dude, I cried. Because we just got home from tour ... We wish the best for him, and we're just waiting to see."
Fischer holds out hope that eventually O'Brien will get back to business as usual and be able to rejoin them full-time. "He's got a road ahead of him still with legal issues," the singer continued, "and that's out of our hands. We support him 100 percent. We're behind him 100 percent."