Ben Pearce cancelt toekomstige optredens vanwege depressie

2016 Lijkt echt het jaar van de (eerlijkheid over) psychische aandoeningen onder artiesten te worden. Het sterrendom en wereldwijd draaien eisten eerder al zijn tol voor onder meer Nicky Romero en Blasterjaxx. Ben Pearce heeft gisteren op Facebook aangekondigd al zijn optredens die voor de rest van 2016 gepland stonden te cancelen. Nu lijkt zijn geestelijke toestand geen gevolg van zijn gekozen beroep, maar het reizen, de jetlags en de plicht er te staan voor duizenden fans zal ongetwijfeld geen positieve bijdrage leveren aan de Depressie waar de dj naar eigen zeggen al langere tijd tegen vecht. Zijn bericht aan zijn fans:

I have an important message for all my fans, especially anybody who is planning on seeing me DJ this year.
It is with a deep regret I am cancelling all my upcoming shows for 2016. I've battled with depression for the past few years and despite professional help I have reached a place where I know this is sadly the only choice I'm left with. It has nearly pushed me to saying goodbye altogether a few times and now more than ever I feel that is a huge risk. It's affected every part of my life, I never used to have social or performance anxiety and now I suffer with it terribly. It is real, it isn't talked about enough in society or the music industry and I hope my fans and fellow industry members can understand my decision. It can be easy to hide behind your social media or intoxicants and pretend it isn't happening but that doesn't help in the long run.

This isn't a goodbye forever at this stage; this is taking the time and the steps necessary to make an attempt at recovery towards leading a healthy mental State of Mind. I may still be making music, I'm not sure yet what will happen. I hope I can come back from this, I know deep down I am truly grateful and lucky to be able to do this for a living.

Lastly I would like to thank each and every one of you who has supported me, you're the only reason I'm not still working in a call centre and do not for one second think I am not extremely grateful for that.

Ben xBron: FB
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