Stone Temple Pilots Issue Statement On Weiland's Condition

While the Stone Temple Pilots await the outcome of Scott Weiland's court hearing next month to find out if and when the singer may be released from jail, the remaining members of the band have come forward to support the frontman.

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Stone Temple Pilots said:

"We are standing strong with Scott during this traumatic period. In the decade that we've been together, there has never been so much unity, love and mutual support in this band as there is today. We are all extremely excited about the new album, which has just been finished, and are anxious for our fans to hear it. At the same time, since Scott is facing a hearing on September 3rd we feel it would be inappropriate to comment any further until then."

On August 13, a judge ordered that Weiland be sent to the hospital ward of Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail after discovering that Weiland had been treated for a heroin overdose in July while on probation (see [article id="1434653"]"STP's Scott Weiland Ordered Back To Jail"[/article]).

Stone Temple Pilots' new album, "No. 4," is still tentatively set for release in early November, but that date could possibly shift based upon the court's ruling in Weiland's case.