Earl Sweatshirt has canceled a run of tour dates due to “anxiety and depression.”
A Sweatshirt rep told Pitchfork Sunday that the I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside crafter is presently “battling anxiety and depression,” a battle that’s been “compounded” by the recent death of his father, lauded poet Keorapetse Kgositsile. “He thought he would be ready to perform but simply is not yet able to,” the rep said. “He would like to apologize to his fans and promises to be back as soon as he is able to.”
News of Sweatshirt’s canceled dates arrived just before his previously scheduled Field Day performance in London. Forbidden Fruit Festival and Parklife Festival were also among the affected dates. At the time of this writing, upcoming dates in Chicago and Cleveland were still listed on Sweatshirt’s website.
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34 thoughts on “Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Shows Due to Anxiety and Depression”
fuck thats bad
"Craven and these Complex-fuck niggas done track me down" – Earl Sweatshirt
Stay strong Earl!!! You guided me in the past and your strenght will never fall down!!! 🙏
Yo this is old
Come back Earlyman
Didn't know his dad died :/
Anxiety sucks man
Earl a pussy
Man fuck complex I ain’t forget what you did to Earl when he was on the island, you little money hungry shit.
Earl is Better than Kendrick
Rest in peace to Earl's dad, and never ending love, peace and prosperity to Earl and his friends and family. God bless.
Get better earl I need more stay inside 😢
Yep. We will never hear another album from him.
RIP to Your Father man ,
I wish You the best in this awful time.
Get well bro.
I miss Earl. 2015 I was a senior in high school, 8000% better than anything an ex-extension cord produced.
He's do underrated
Everybody dying in 2018…
Take your time Earl the fans can wait
Dam miss you Earl.🙏
we love you earl
Aw no thebe
Earl : "It's probably been twelve years since my father left, left me fatherless
And I just used to say I hate him in dishonest jest
When honestly I miss this nigga, like when I was six
And every time I got the chance to say it I would swallow it" This verse was from Chum and I look at it now from this situation and I understand his pain and he wrote this when he was sixteen and now he lost someone valuable to him. Earl is hands down the best rapper of all time quit sleeping on this nigga.
Been waiting earl, but I can wait longer if it means your sanity. Wish the best to all my favorite rappers right now after recent tragic events. Prayers for rap right now ❤
OK BUT THE SZA TEE <3
My nigga need to see a professional and take a vacation. He's too talented to let this break him
🖤stay strong bro bro 🤟🏼
Hang in there Earl❤️
Man I know how this feels, dude just lost his father, he just needs time to heal fr! Wishing him blessings
Stay strong thebe. May God find you and show you truth during this time of adversity and suffering. I pray he will be there for me when I too have to walk the same road.
im sorry but he should try xanax. i tried and now im not feeling any discomfort. hope he gets better
Fuck the music. Im good on his old shit for now. Mental state is much more important especially if you want him to continue this career.
Sweaty just knows* how satanic the industry is..