have officially called it quits and announced their split, one year after singer Ian Watkins
was arrested on child sexual offences.In a statement on their Facebook
page the band posted a statement announcing the end of their 15-year career and to thank fans for their support: "After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets."Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we'll be forever grateful for all you've given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been."
Ian Watkins will go on trial in November for 24 charges of sexual offences, which includes spiracy to rape a baby and possessing an extreme image of a person having sex with an animal. Two other women will also face trial for similar charges.The singer remains on suicide watch and is being checked five times per hour, according to NME