After experiencing major health issues, Steve Harwell, a retired musician best known as the longtime frontman of Smash Mouth, is receiving hospice care at home.

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Steve Harwell’s medical conditon

After obtaining medical care at a hospital, EW is able to ascertain that Steve Harwell is in the terminal stages of liver failure. A member of the band also stated that Harwell is back at home with “only a week or so to live,” and that over the past three days, friends and family have been flocking to visit him.

According to reports, Steve Harwell, the former lead vocalist of Smash Mouth, has entered hospice care since he is in the terminal stages of liver failure.

According to TMZ, Harwell, who has battled alcoholism all of his life, is “on his deathbed” and has reached the last stage of liver failure. Up until recently, the “All Star” singer was receiving medical care at a hospital.

An official from Harwell’s management verified the shocking information.

In August 2016, Harwell was admitted to the hospital after passing out mid-concert in Urbana, Illinois, and being taken there by ambulance. The Smash Mouth had to cancel a number of shows in 2017 as Harwell received treatment for cardiac issues.

The San Jose, California, rock band’s lead singer, well known for 1990s songs including “All Star” and “Walkin’ on the Sun,” announced his retirement in 2021 due to health reasons. The band’s new lead singer is Zach Goode, a former member of Ghoulspoon, Divided By Zero, and The Secret Seven.

Steve Harwell’s Medical Setback

Harwell has had medical setbacks such as heart failure and acute Wernicke’s encephalopathy since being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy ten years ago, which affects the heart’s capacity to pump effectively and inhibits motor skills including speech and memory. The singer has also battled alcoholism in the past.

Harwell’s retirement after a contentious performance in upstate New York. Videos of Harwell slurring his words and making obliquely threatening remarks to the audience were widely shared online. According to a person with knowledge of the circumstances, Harwell “forgot where he was [and] his own lyrics and had limited understanding of his environment due to one of his episodes.” The recording, they stated, is “unfortunate” and doesn’t really reflect who he is.

Harwell made his retirement public a few days after the event.

I’ve always wanted to be a rock star and perform for sold-out crowds, and I’ve been lucky enough to realize that goal,” the singer said in a statement. I can’t think of anybody else I would have preferred to embark on this wild voyage with, so thank you to my bandmates for the privilege of playing with you all these years.

All of our fantastic and committed followers are to be thanked; you made it all possible,” Harwell said. I worked so hard to overcome my physical and mental health problems so that I could perform in front of you one final time, but I was ultimately unsuccessful.

Smash Mouth Establishment

In 1994, Smash Mouth was established in the San Francisco Bay region. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they created smash singles including “All Star,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” and their rendition of the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer.”

Steve is devastated to report that it has become difficult for him to continue doing what he loves most, playing in front of the band’s millions of fans across the world, despite his best attempts to get better from these afflictions, according to a spokeswoman for him.

We really hope that at this trying time, people would respect Steve and his family’s privacy.


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