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Mark Foster with Foster The People performs during Music MidTown 2018 at Piedmont Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Atlanta.

SALT LAKE CITY — Mark Foster, the leadman for the band Foster the People, apologized to Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds on Twitter Wednesday, April 10.

  • “I have been burdened by something I feel I need to amend,” Foster wrote in a post for the band’s Twitter account. “I would like to apologize to Dan Reynolds and his band Imagine Dragons. In a passing moment last year, I let some words come out of my mouth that don’t reflect who I am, or what I stand for.”
  • According to Billboard, Foster is apologizing for a comment he made in 2018 when he said that his band gave all their less-than-stellar song material to Imagine Dragons.
  • “Everything that I have read about what Dan is doing as a humanitarian is moving,” he said. “I believe he’s one of the good guys. It takes a lot of courage to stand for something ... nobody has ever erected a statue of a critic.”
  • Foster offered Reynolds support for the future: “Keep fighting the good fight, Dan. You have my pledge to work alongside you if you ever need a hand. Much respect to you and continued success in your music."
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Flashback: Reynolds previously shared a post on Instagram about Foster the People and other bands like Skipknot and The 1975, who also took shots, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “How could it possibly make a kid feel ‘not cool’ listening to Imagine Dragons. I hate that thought. Wondering if my kids will be made fun of as they grow older because someone thinks my band isn’t cool,” he wrote on Instagram.
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Reynolds recently opened up about his struggle with ankylosing spondylitis, a rare disease that can cause chronic pain to your joins, according to my report for the Deseret News.