Life Of Agony's Keith Caputo is to undergo sex change surgery and become a woman.
The singer is currently on a farewell tour with the Brooklyn Metal band and they are set to play their last shows this weekend.
Keith has begun to refer to himself as "her" on his official website and many headlines on there refer to him as Keith Mina. Keith is using the Twitter monicker KeithMinaCaputo.
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The singer tweeted: "M2F transexuals like me are the women who give up male privilege for femininity! Threaten the patriarchy!"
Keith also replied to a question from a fan about the demise of Life Of Agony; "LOA has already gone in2 isolation & it's got nothin 2 do w me transitioning [to a woman]. my boys love me regardless of my life choices!"
Keith, 37, has enjoyed a lengthy solo career as well as making a name in Life Of Agony. He has released four solo albums so far and will tour the UK in the autumn.
We wish Keith well and hope that the Metal community offer their total support.