Earlier this month, former Beach Slang manager Charlie Lowe accused Beach Slang frontman James Alex of emotional and psychological abuse in a series of tweets. It detailed him punching walls, calling Charlie an “ungrateful bitch” and more. Charlie continued: “I endured constant emotional, psychological & narcissistic abuse from James Alex for years,” Charlie wrote. “I have learned he sells his too-kind-to-be-true persona to hide that he is truly the most selfish horrible person I will ever meet. I was diagnosed with C-PTSD from how he treated me.”
On Monday, Alex’s family posted a response on Beach Slang’s Instagram account, saying that the band was over and Alex is currently in treatment. The statement also said that Alex has been diagnosed with 'bipolar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, and now borderline personality disorder.'
The statement read: “Beach Slang is over. He has no plans to return to music. He would just like the opportunity for forgiveness, compassion, and understanding, or if not, to be forgotten so everyone involved can move on with peace in their lives. To those who have supported, played in, or worked with Beach Slang, thank you for your time, dedication, and love. For those who can no longer do that, you can know it was still appreciated when you did, but understood if you now cannot”.
You can read the full statement below.