Good Twilight fans know that the actor who plays Jasper Cullen in The Twilight Saga has a great band 100 Monkeys.

But yesterday the band announced Jackson Rathbone and one other member are leaving.

A statement on the official website reads:

Due to demands on their personal lives and professional careers, our good friends Jackson Rathbone and Jerad Anderson will be leaving the band as active members. We have much love for both and wish them well, and they will always be welcome if they should ever decide to drop in on any future shows, or make appearances on recordings. The last four years of albums, tours and other projects have truly been fantastic, and the legacy they leave behind in their work will be remembered in all of our future endeavors. We wish them the best in their future projects and anticipate great new things to come.”

Rathbone took to his Twitter to personally comment on the news:

Sadly, I am no longer playing with 100 Monkeys… My passion for music continues and hope to have something new you guys can hear very soon!

The news came by surprise to many fans, though Rathbone’s recent pregnancy with girlfriend XX may be part of the reason why he decided to leave the band.

Below is video of Rathbone performing with 100 Monkeys recently. We’re sad to see him go!

Thanks to The Examiner for the tip.

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