Kittie: Lose Bassist to Anorexia

Kittie has confirmed the departure of bassist Trish Doan due to a severe medical condition.

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Kittie has confirmed the departure of bassist Trish Doan due to a severe medical condition.

Doan has been diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia-athletica-nervosa, which she developed during the recording of Kittie's Funeral for Yesterday, Doan's first release with the group.

It breaks my heart to say goodbye to this family that has given me the best two years of my life, Doan said. I wish my time with Kittie did not have to end, but this decision was made based on doctors' orders. Unfortunately this is the only option that will allow for my full recovery.

Doan has been battling the disease for nearly two years.

Trish is a part of our family and her talents and friendship will be missed by all of us, said Tara McLeod and sisters Mercedes and Morgan Lander. We are continuing to be respectful and supportive of Trish's needs during her period of healing. We wish her the best on her road to recovery and will remain close to her throughout this difficult time.

Thanks for the info to SMNnews.com.

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    Johnny Trash
    Bassmastajazzyj wrote: roarinflames wrote: alot of pressure is on this band, appearance-wise. its like they have to be hot, and well they are. um no actually they're quite ugly and their drummer is a frigin beast. but yea anorexia = bad
    Hahahaha quality
    stumaster18
    kryzay311 wrote: AdamWest123 wrote: Yeah!! first comment It just goes to show how serious anorexia really is. It just goes to show that idiots like yourself put the importance of claiming the first post in a thread ahead of somebody's serious medical condition
    haha +1
    taylorfrey66
    man i saw kittie back in september 07 great show the bassist wasnt there they said she was sick it was the last show of the tour so everyone was waisted Silent Civilians singer and guitarist jonny santoes took the bass from the back up bassist and started playing it sounded pretty good actually. anyways kittie kicks ass i hope they find a new bassist
    SGK531
    I find it pretty ironic that I open this article, and right in the middle is an ad for "Hottest Girl Contest" with two pictures of naked girls that look like bags of antlers.
    Andreas1
    hitek008 wrote: im drinking a slim fast right now as i comment j/k....hope she gets better and comes back to kittie...saw them with jackknife in dallas...pretty badass chicks live and offstage.
    are you joking?!?
    TheNERD250
    Kingyem0c0re wrote: When I read that title I thought Doan was dead!
    yeah, me too...damn you ultimate guitar!!
    LetsGoRedskins
    if the spoiled bitch doesn't want to eat fu*k her, she should be happy she actually has food and isnt like the millions in third world countries that can barely survive. Stupid chicks, Kittie sucks
    Crashman77
    too bad. just read about her in one of the newer bass guitar mags. hope her all the best and hopefully she'll return to kittie someday down the road.
    CoreysMonster
    phew, i thought the poor girl had died... sucks, but at least she's going to be on the way to recovery soon! best of wishes!
    PandaFantastic
    It breaks my heart to say goodbye to this family that has given me the best two years of my life, Doan has been battling the disease for nearly two years.
    Coincidence? I think not.
    roarinflames
    Bassmastajazzyj wrote: roarinflames wrote: alot of pressure is on this band, appearance-wise. its like they have to be hot, and well they are. um no actually they're quite ugly and their drummer is a frigin beast. but yea anorexia = bad
    i do believe you must be smoking rocks if think theyre ugly. have you seen them recently (not all goth-like from '99)
    [[It's Alex]]
    That's really sad Nobody really knows what it's like to be anorexic unless they're battling it or have recovered.
    GuitarGod610
    She didn't have to stop eating because society "forced" the perfect image of what a famous musician is supposed to look like. Society had little to do with it. Ultimately, it was her decision and her own fault that she ended up that way. If she would've had some discipline and the sense not to do something stupid like that, this wouldn't have happened.
    magickmidget
    LetsGoRedskins wrote: if the spoiled bitch doesn't want to eat fu*k her, she should be happy she actually has food and isnt like the millions in third world countries that can barely survive. Stupid chicks, Kittie sucks
    Don't you have better things to do? While this isn't exactly surprising (she stopped touring sometime last year) it is sad to hear.
    whitebluesboy
    I find this ironic in a way. Cuss its suppose to be METAL to not care what you look like and not give a ****. And as for the issue of anorexia in general, I think if most people got off their lazy asses and actually went to the gym or took 45 minutes out of their day to run a mile or so then you wouldn't have the problem of people taking the short route by not eating. Self-Discipline always prevails.
    ready2breakdown
    aww man that asian chick was hot! I wonder if they'll pull another hot chick out of the woodworks to replace her or if it will be someone known.
    .6.bullets.
    geez for a sec i though she'd kicked the bucket! o . o well thankfully that's not the case, and I hope she gets better. I was anorexic in junior high It's not fun. There is alot of pressuse to look good.
    bassplayer275
    Kingyem0c0re wrote: When I read that title I thought Doan was dead!
    haha, yeah me too. glad to see thats not the case. hopefully she can recover and rejoin kittie
    the boogieman
    ...youd think a chick in a hard rock band would have no problems with what she looks like and how much she weighs
    genresrforposer
    Andreas1 wrote: hitek008 wrote: im drinking a slim fast right now as i comment j/k....hope she gets better and comes back to kittie...saw them with jackknife in dallas...pretty badass chicks live and offstage. are you joking?!?
    Well, judging by the j/k in his comment... yes? On a more serious note, hope the bassist gets better.
    AdamWest123
    Bassmastajazzyj wrote: roarinflames wrote: alot of pressure is on this band, appearance-wise. its like they have to be hot, and well they are. um no actually they're quite ugly and their drummer is a frigin beast. but yea anorexia = bad
    probably what caused this disease
    roarinflames
    lepermessiah22 wrote: Kittie is still around?
    yes they're still around, and have a new album. they also have the most unexpected, kickass live shows for any band. one of the few local shows ive been to that there were enouigh people to body surf. sux for the bassist alot of pressure is on this band, appearance-wise. its like they have to be hot, and well they are.
    Magero
    Lame. Although hopefully this might help raise awareness....doubt it but eh.
    Kingyem0c0re
    When I read that title I thought Doan was dead! I heard about this a while back although it wasn't a 'Kittie' confirmed thing then.
    Son_of_Kyuss
    Wow, I interviewed this chick for my highschool newspaper, her mom is a friend of my mom's. crazy.
    Nebblacktip
    Is it just me, or does Kittie seems to lose a bassist every album? Sad. Hope she gets better and can rejoin the band.
    Quantonyne
    i thought she died as well...i was never a huge fan of kittie but i have some respect for them for being a female metal band...that takes some balls...and to whoever said that they have to be hot...your right...cause i am sure thats some of their fanbase.
    Megallica666
    yeah i thought they ment she had died. very good band. they seem to go through a lot of bassists