Rumors have been spreading across the Internet of the demise of Breaking Benjamin, but apparently the rumors are false.
A cancelled show on June 3rd in Vancouver, British Columbia due to "illness" has apparently fueled the rumor. In addition, a couple of Benjamin Burley solo dates may have also added to the speculation.
On June 29th, frontman Benjamin Burley took to the internet to quell the rumors, with the following message taken from the band's site (www.shallowbay.com) as well as Twitter and Facebook:
"Hey everyone, Benjamin here. I am officially letting everyone know that Breaking Benjamin has NOT broken up! This is just a false rumor that, through the miracle of modern technology, has unfortunately spread.
"I am currently taking some time off from touring to further address some health issues that I have been dealing with for some years now which has been posted previously on the shallow bay website and expressed in many recent interviews. I am performing two solo acoustic shows in July but this in no way means that I have left, or am ever going to leave, Breaking Benjamin.
"In closing I'd like to thank our incredible fans for their concern. The only thing that I ask, is for everyone to not believe any rumors you hear on the Internet especially when it does not come directly from the band. We hope that our fans know that we love them and are forever grateful of their continuing support.
"Much love, Benjamin Burnley"
This is not the first time Breaking Benjamin has had break up rumors swirling around the web. The band was a no show on for a show in Atlanta on July 9th, 2007. The band then posted on their website that they were cancelling the rest of the dates on the tour. Ben's health issues were later cited as the cause of the cancellations, but not before rumors of the band's demise.