Skrillex sheds candid light on his mental health, absence over recent years

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Skrillex sheds candid light on his mental health, absence over recent years

by: Yale Rosin Jan 23, 2023

Skrillex recently opened up about his struggles with mental health and how his mother’s death profoundly affected him. Tweeting that this past year was the “toughest year of my life,” he formerly attributed his decision to withdraw from the Movement Festival and Sunset Music Festival rosters to needing time to work on his albums. However, he went on to divulge that this was not entirely the case. The OWSLA founder shares that he was actually, “working on himself.” Needing space to deal with the death of his mother, whose death coincided with a string of Lollapalooza performances in South America several years back. Skrillex says it took time to process the emotions, and that he initially turned to alcohol as a means of coping. Finding himself “with no drive and purpose for the first time in my life,” Skrillex says he “had to put everything on ice especially my projects/career.”

However, the news leaves fans with a sense of hope. “For the first time in 4-5 years I’ve found a new sense of peace,” the Recess creator goes on to say. And his newfound gusto has been evident, both in his releases and performances. Sharing “Rumble” and “Way Back” from his highly anticipated double album release that’s coming this year, Skrillex has also played a series of shows with Four Tet and Fred again.. that have captivated audiences and reignited anticipation in his career. Dance music just didn’t feel the same without Skrillex.

Had the toughest year of my life in 22, as did so many others. I literally found myself with no drive and purpose for the first time in my life

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

My mother passed away a few years back 2Nd day of Lalapalooza tour in SA. I never ever coped with it … I drank the pain away and kept going

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

People ask why “I’ve been gone” or “fell off”, rightfully so. Like I said , 22 was sort of my tipping point, I had to put everything on ice especially my projects/ career

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

the truth is I didn’t cancel sunset and movement festival because of my albums. It we because I was working on myself

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

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.

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

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

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

Here’s to 35 laps around the sun and to the fucks I will no longer give 🫶

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

Here’s to 35 laps around the sun and to the fucks I will no longer give 🫶

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

Lastly, the support you’ve all shown over the years does mean the world and I’ll continue to work on myself and not get into a situation where I have to cancel shows / go into hiding

— Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 16, 2023

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