Former Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell is sick

People close to Steve Harwell have shared the alarming news that former Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell is ill.

Reporting from E! Steve Harwell has now received hospice care – or care for patients with advanced pain or even counting the time to leave.

His representative, Robert Hayes, stated that the 56-year-old former Smash Mouth frontman was resting at home, and was accompanied by his fiancée.

"Although Steve is still with us, this is unfortunately only for a short period. We hope people will respect the privacy of Steve and his family at this difficult time," read a statement from the "All-Star" singer's representative, which recently went viral on social media.

Musician Steve Harwell (Photo: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage/Getty images)

A rep for the musician told Entertainment Weekly that Steve Harwell had end-stage liver failure. He had previously undergone treatment in hospital, but then went home and was said to have only had about a week to live.

For the past three days, friends and relatives have gathered to accompany Steve Harwell.

Steve Harwell Once Collapsed on Stage

Previously, Steve Harwell was known to have a history of several diseases. In 2016—while still in Smash Mouth—he collapsed in the middle of a concert and was rushed to the hospital.

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A year later, Smash Mouth also had to postpone several scheduled gigs because the vocalist underwent treatment for heart problems.

Heart to Motor Function Impaired

About a decade ago, the "I'm A Believer" singer was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, which affects the heart's ability to pump blood. He also had heart failure and acute Wernicke's encephalopathy that affected his motor function.

In 2021, a video went viral on the internet, showing Harwell speaking in vague sentences and allegedly throwing threats at onlookers. According to inside sources, Steve Harwell at that time forgot many things, including song lyrics to where he was.

Steve Harwell Retires from Smash Mouth

A few days after this incident, Steve Harwell officially declared retirement.

"I tried so hard to overcome my physical and mental problems, and for the last time played in front of you, but I couldn't," read an excerpt of the announcement.

Steve Harwell's position is now replaced by Zach Goode.

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