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My Chemical Romance has kicked their drummer, Michael Pedicone, out of the band after they claim they caught him stealing “red-handed.”

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“The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over,” guitarist Frank Iero posted on the band’s website. “He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation.”

But they won’t be pressing charges.

“The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to,” he added. “We just want him out of our lives. The people who play in this band are a family, and family should not take advantage of each other like he did. We are currently moving forward, and hope to have a new drummer in place for our show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show must go on.”

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Michael took to his Twitter to both defend himself and own up to making a “mistake.”

“What happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake. It was never my intention to hurt this band or all of you,” he Tweeted on Friday. “It was an error in judgement based on a whole other situation that’s way deeper but this does not define me.”

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