Huff joined Quiet Riot in 2010 when the band reformed following original lead singer Kevin DuBrow’s death in 2007. The group reportedly issued a statement Thursday saying that Huff has been replaced by former Montrose vocalist Keith St. John.

Later that day Huff responded with a post on his Facebook page, according to Quiet Riot’s announcement couldn’t have come at a worse time for Huff, who was apparently waiting in the hospital to be admitted for surgery.

“As I sit in hospital… wait for my brain surgery… I have been let go from QUIET RIOT. And nobody’s had balls to tell it to my face. Interesting … the rock ’n’ roll business. I have to read the news in a post that’s not even directed to me? … WTF?”

“Let me tell all my friends… don’t count me out… Watch what happens. It’s obvious what I ever meant to this situation… I deserve better treatment… Don’t worry about me… Worry about your own bad selves. And I am gonna take the high road… I have so much s**t I could speak… Stay tuned, my friends.”

Next, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali added a response to Huff’s post with an update on the band’s Facebook page explaining that the singer’s medical condition didn’t have anything to do with the split.

The full statement is below:

“With regards to Mark Huff: My policy has always been not to air out the dirty laundry in public. That policy remains the same even in light of those who chose to make accusations. The fact is that Mr. Huff’s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made though it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time. His wife assured me that Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made and why it was made. This was days ago. The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr. Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal made public which I believe would be counterproductive for him. I will not go tit-for-tat with this issue. If certain person wish to villainies me, that is their prerogative.”

Quiet Riot has a few upcoming dates including shows in New York City (Feb. 1); Englewood, N.J. (Feb. 3); West Greenwich, R.I. (Feb. 4); and Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 28). The band is also set to play the Carts, Bikers and Babes Rally in Somerville, Texas, April 14.

Click here for Quiet Riot’s website and here for the band’s Facebook page.