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Ben Pearce Cancels 2016 Schedule Due To Depression

Bravery and honesty, Ben Pearce has revealed on his social media he is cancelling his 2016 schedule due to his battle with depression.

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Mental health is a problem which has become one of the worst health problems in the current world. In terms of the music industry, many DJs and produces have been suffering in silence due to the stigma attached to it, the rotten stigma which needs to be overcome and recently some have been challenging this.

It took honesty and a lot of bravery for Ben Pearce to do what he did, but he revealed in a statement that he would not be continuing his 2016 schedule, due to a battle with depression, and one which has progressively got worse, and hence left him with no other decision. The mental health problem amongst artists is not one which is talked about, but even as a whole in the wider world, they need to be talked about more and more.

Despite being popular amongst other artists, and releasing quality music on the big labels, which was supported by a vast amount of other artists, he talks about his social anxiety, but also reflects on how grateful he is for his fans support. You can read the full Ben Pearce statement below.

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 x

As Ben Pearce states, its not a goodbye forever but it is a decision which he needed to take and one which I’m sure everyone will respect. We hope he continues to battle on and he returns to the scene in his own time. Respect.

Photo Source: BP

Ben Pearce cancels his 2016 schedule due to depression.

Mental health is a problem which has become one of the worst health problems in the current world. In terms of the music industry, many DJs and produces have been suffering in silence due to the stigma attached to it, the rotten stigma which needs to be overcome and recently some have been challenging this.

It took honesty and a lot of bravery for Ben Pearce to do what he did, but he revealed in a statement that he would not be continuing his 2016 schedule, due to a battle with depression, and one which has progressively got worse, and hence left him with no other decision. The mental health problem amongst artists is not one which is talked about, but even as a whole in the wider world, they need to be talked about more and more.

Despite being popular amongst other artists, and releasing quality music on the big labels, which was supported by a vast amount of other artists, he talks about his social anxiety, but also reflects on how grateful he is for his fans support. You can read the full Ben Pearce statement below.

Ben Pearce

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.

Ben x

As Ben Pearce states, its not a goodbye forever but it is a decision which he needed to take and one which I’m sure everyone will respect. We hope he continues to battle on and he returns to the scene in his own time. Respect.

Photo Source: BP

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