Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Shows Due to Anxiety and Depression

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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 ❤

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