Watch Pentatonix member's emotional farewell

Pentatonix is down a member. Avi Kaplan announced on the band’s Facebook page that he is leaving the popular acapella group.

Kaplan, who sang bass for the group, said he came to the decision to leave becuase he had a hard time keeping up with the fast pace of the band. “It’s been hard for me not to be with my family and friends when I need them or when they need me,” he says. “It’s been hard to not be able to escape into nature when I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some time to myself.”

He adds, “I believe in what we do, and I believe in what they will do. I could never inhibit their success in any way. I would never, ever want that.”

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