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Skrillex: I cancelled Sunset and Movement because “I was working on myself”

Skrillex celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday with some insightful and revealing tweets about his mental health.

According to him, 2022 was the toughest year of his life as he finally found himself coming to terms with the death of his mother back in 2015.

“My mother passed away a few years back 2nd day of [Lollapalooza] tour in SA,” he wrote. “I never ever coped with it … I drank the pain away and kept going.”

While the pandemic was certainly hard on many people for a variety of reasons, it did force some into necessary introspection, as seems to be the case here with Skrillex. He goes on to explain that the reason he cancelled his sets at Sunset and Movement festivals last year, which he originally attributed to working on his albums, was because “I was working on myself.”

“For the first time in 4-5 years I’ve found a new sense of peace. It took so much work and sacrifice to get here,” he confided. “There’s my bday tweet to you all.. Turing 35 for me was realizing the are certain fucks you should not give, you’ll be more free for that.”

This year, Skrillex is going full force back into the swing of things with a renewed sense of purpose. He’s been announced on multiple lineups this year and has a couple albums coming, with a new collab between Missy Elliott and Mr. Oizo on the way, as well.

He also just launched his own verified Discord server which you can join here.

If you are struggling with your own mental health, there is help available.

 

Photo via Marilyn Hue




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