The full statement reads:
Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he will no longer be able to tour with the band. Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road. A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.
Mick Mars is the most authentic thing about Mötley Crüe - I will miss him a ton.— Emily Strigl (@EmilyStrigl) October 26, 2022
MICK MARS RETIRED???— osprey 🎃 | in my eddie vedder era (@AN3STHESlA) October 26, 2022