Singer Avi Kaplan Is Leaving Pentatonix - Watch His Touching Video Here

Singer Avi Kaplan Is Leaving Pentatonix - Watch His Touching Video Here

Avi Kaplan has decided to step back from Pentatonix for a bit.

The bass singer revealed the news in a new video on the a capella group’s Facebook page and revealed his plans going forward.

“If you have watched, know that this is exactly what I would have said in the video, if filming it wasn’t one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do,” Avi shares in a touching note to fans. “This morning, I announced that I will be taking a step back from PTX.”

He adds, “I’ve struggled with this decision a lot. It has been the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life. Before I explain why, I want you all to know that the past 6 years have been the most unbelievable years of my life. The things we’ve accomplished, the places we’ve seen, the people we’ve touched with our music… It surpasses anything that I could have ever dreamed up for my life.”

His reason is a good one – family time.

“It’s been hard for me not to be with my family and friends when I need them or when they need me. It’s been hard to not be able to escape into nature when I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some time to myself.”

Avi continues, “I do want you all to know that I’m still going to be doing music and I’m going to be doing it with my whole heart. I will ALWAYS do my best to lift others up with my voice. I hope that you’ll all support my decision and that you can understand where I’m coming from. And regardless of anything, I just want to thank you for all that you’ve given to me. I have been so unbelievably blessed and humbled to be a part of all your lives in any way and I wanted you to hear this from me. From my voice. And from my heart.
I love you all deeply and I thank you for everything. Truly.

Avi will still be performing at Pentatonix‘s upcoming shows.

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