Earl Sweatshirt Calls Off European Tour After Battling Anxiety and Depression
Earl Sweatshirt is calling off the remaining dates on his European tour after a battle with anxiety and depression. Representatives from Earl's team released a statement just hours before he was supposed to take the stage at Field Day in London on Saturday (June 2).
"Earl is battling anxiety and depression which has been compounded by the grief from the recent passing of his father," the statement reads. "He thought he would be ready to perform but simply is not yet able to. He would like to apologize to his fans and promises to be back as soon as he is able to."
Along with a performance at Field Day, Earl was also scheduled to perform at the Forbidden Fruit Festival in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday (June 3), as well as the Parklife Festival in Manchester, England next weekend.
As the statement reads, Earl lost his father, Keorapetse Kgositsile, earlier this year. The famed poet passed away on Jan. 3 at the age of 79. While the two had a complicated relationship, the "Hat Trick" rapper thanked his fans for the love he received following his dad's passing.
The cancellation of Earl's latest tour dates are not the first time he called off a trek. In 2014, the rapper was forced to cancel his tour dates due to a "lack of self maintenance." At the time, Earl wrote on Twitter, "I had to press eject on the tour. I am physically and mentally at the end of my rope. I weigh a fraction of what I'm supposed to and without synergy between the body and mind there is nothing."
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