Steve Harwell, the distinctive voice behind the iconic hits "All Star" and "Walkin' on the Sun" by Smash Mouth, has reportedly entered hospice care in the face of a terminal stage of liver failure. This heartrending news comes in the wake of reports from TMZ which state that Harwell is "on the brink," having transitioned to the final stages of the ailment, a devastating culmination of a long battle with alcohol addiction.
Fox News Digital recently received a confirmation of this deeply saddening news from a source within Harwell's management team. They shared, "It is with a heavy heart that we confirm Steve's health situation. Currently, he is resting at his residence, with his devoted fiancé by his side, along with the supportive care of hospice professionals."
Harwell's Circle of Support
Highlighting the close-knit circle of loved ones rallying around him during these trying times, the representative revealed, "Steve is blessed to be surrounded by family and dear friends.
At this juncture, we earnestly request everyone to give Steve, and his loved ones, the respect and privacy they deserve." The music world was somewhat prepared for disheartening updates on Harwell's health, as he stepped back from the limelight in 2021 following a challenging performance in New York.
His withdrawal from the music scene was attributed to both mental and physical health concerns. While sharing this with the New York Post, a spokesperson had said, "Despite Steve’s unwavering dedication to his craft and fans, he finds it an insurmountable task to carry on with live performances." Smash Mouth, the band that became synonymous with pop-rock anthems in the late 90s and early 2000s, was birthed in the vibrant milieu of the San Francisco Bay area back in 1994.
Their repertoire of chart-toppers includes their unforgettable rendition of the Monkees' classic, "I'm a Believer." As we keep Steve in our thoughts, it is a somber reminder of the impermanence of life and the indelible marks some leave behind through their art.