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We Are The In Crowd’s Rob Chianelli Offers Health Update Ahead Of WWWY Fest

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We Are The In Crowd‘s drummer and world’s best (Doug the) pug dad Rob Chianelli offered an important health update after sharing his multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in October 2023.

Chianelli describes on Instagram, “I’ve been getting back on the kit practicing, getting ready for @whenwewereyoungfest that’s this October in Vegas. And if I’m being real, it’s been one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done physically. Having MS has knocked me down, weakened my muscles, given me joint pain in my hands, numbness in my hands and feet, and it has given me extreme fatigue that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. When I play, my optic nerve flares up and it impairs my vision. It’s tried to take away my one thing in life that I have always been naturally good at. Playing the drums.”

He continues, “Some days are definitely harder than others, but I try my best to keep my head down and focus. Every day, I get on the kit and try my best. I’ve got a long way to go, but I keep telling myself I will get there. It’s the small steps I take daily that will help.”

Finally, he concludes, “I need to remind myself that playing drums is supposed to be fun and exciting. A way to get my anger and frustration out. A way to connect to myself and to others. I will push through the pain physically and mentally…and you will see me on that hot stage, doing what I love to do.”

We wish Rob, his wife Leslie Mosier, and his pups Doug and Dory healthy and happy days ahead.

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You can catch  We Are The In Crowd playing through the entirety of Weird Kids at When We Were Young Fest on October 19 and 20. Secure your tickets for the massive festival here.

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