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Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell is in hospice care and doesn't have much time to live

Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell is in hospice care and doesn't have much time to live

The band's manager says Harwell has one of the most 'recognisable voices of his generation'.

Steve Harwell doesn't have much time left on this earth as he battles longstanding health issues.

The former lead singer of Smash Mouth, who has brought us hits like 'All Star' and 'I'm a Believer', left the band two years ago to focus on his health.

However, the band's manager has revealed the situation isn't looking good.

Speaking to PEOPLE, Robert Hayes said: "Steve is resting at home being cared for by his fiancé and hospice care.

“Even though Steve has not been with Smash Mouth for 2 years now, and the band continues to tour with new vocalist Zach Goode his legacy will live on through the music.

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“With Steve, Smash Mouth has sold over 10 Million albums worldwide-wide and topped the charts with two #1 hit singles, five Top 40 singles, three Hot 100 singles, four Billboard 200 albums and a Grammy nomination not to mention the hundreds of film and television placements and of course those musical features in Shrek!”

Hayes said Harwell has 'one of the most recognizable voices from his generation' and he 'loved the fans and loved to perform'.

TMZ reported that the iconic musician is in hospice care and his friends and family have been visiting over the last few days to say their goodbyes.

He's reportedly in 'the final stage of liver failure' and he only has a 'week or so' left to live.

Robert Hayes told PEOPLE: “Although Steve is here with us still, sadly it will only be for a short time.

"My only additional comment is that we would hope that people would respect Steve and his family’s privacy during this difficult time."

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His final performance with the band was in 2021 at the Big Sip music festival where he appeared to not be in a good way.

He announced he would be leaving Smash Mouth to focus on his health and said he had the biggest respect to his fans.

Harwell told TMZ: “Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a rockstar performing in front of sold-out arenas and have been so fortunate to live out that dream.

"To my bandmates, it’s been an honor performing with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have rather gone on this wild journey with.

“To our loyal and amazing fans, thank you, all of this was possible because of you. I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to.

"I am so grateful to each and every one of you who has helped Smash Mouth sell over 10 million albums worldwide, put us on top of radio charts and those who have kept ‘All Star’ relevant as one of the top memes on the internet today.

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Topics: Music