Curtis was in a Metallica tribute band with Bring Me The Horizon lead guitarist Lee Malia (also Curtis' best friend) before they were in Bring Me The Horizon.
Curtis left Bring Me The Horizon after the Taste Of Chaos tour in America.
Normal person: 'Fuck off, Curtis is damaging his hearing and giving up so much for this music, so if you think otherwhise you can go fuck yourself because you have no clue what shit he has been through!'
Curtis is deaf in one ear and partially blind in one eye. In his good ear, he has developed tinnitus (a continuous ringing sound) that has been getting louder and higher pitched. Due to his financial situation, he can't afford to get proper earplugs, so he continues playing music without one, slowly destroying his hearing. The tinnitus is so severe, he has to smoke enough weed to pass out just to sleep at night.
Curtis is very nice, quite funny, and just generally a nice person.
Person 2: Oh, that's Curtis Ward.