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Guitarist Jen Majura speaks on Evanescence exit: “Is this a bad joke?”

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Former Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura is sharing more about her unexpected exit from the band last month.

In a tweet announcing the news, the “Bring Me to Life” outfit wrote, “It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we have decided it’s time to go our separate ways.”

The band added, “We will always love her and support her, and can’t wait to see what she does next!”

Majura, who joined Evanescence in 2015, later wrote in her own tweet that, while she has no “hard feelings” toward her now-former bandmates, the split was not her decision.

Now, in a new interview with the YouTube show Coffee with Ola, Majura reveals that she’s still in shock over what happened.

“After being married six years, all of the sudden, you’re divorced,” she says.

Recalling when she got the phone call with the news, Majura remembers thinking, “Is this a bad joke?”

“After I got the news, I hung up … and I just laid there on the floor, staring at the ceiling, wondering what that was,” she says. “[I was] literally looking over to my suitcase that I had already started packing, because I was two weeks from going out on the road until pretty much the end of the year.”

Majura says that she’s hurt, but is “getting there every day.” She adds that she’s already received offers to join other bands, but is instead taking time to work on a new solo album.

In place of Majura, Evanescence moved longtime bassist Tim McCord to guitar, while Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies has joined on bass.

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