Deadmau5 Admits Depression
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Deadmau5 has had a whirlwind festive season to say the very least. First up, the Mayor of Las Vegas declared January 2nd ‘Deadmau5 day‘, signifying perhaps the first time in history an EDM artist had a whole day dedicated to his perpetual being. Secondly, he went on a 12 minute rant Christmas night about how Ultra Festival didn’t do things right, with the spiel seemingly set off by his realisation he was not included on the bill this year. He made some very valid points, but it was yet another in many circumstances where you can’t help but think he would be better off not saying anything at all. Either way, it all made a little more sense when on New Years Eve he came out and stated that he had been suffering from severe depression and anxiety for the most part of 2011. “I’ve been dealing with severe depression and anxiety all year.” he blatantly stated, further explaining “Taking a long time off after my birthday to hopefully get it sorted out before I say or do anything more stupid than I already have”. Its sad to see someone with such a good life still succumb to the pressures of fame and wind up on what can often be a long and lonely road. Lets hope he gets better, regardless of how you feel about the moniker he has created.
There’s been some instant response from people saying he should ‘suck it up‘, or ‘get over it‘, or to ‘shut up and enjoy his amazing life‘… even to ‘stop putting out crap tunes and things will get better‘.
We know some people that knew Mr. Zimmerman prior to his megastardom. Consider this angle before you judge the Mau5.
Word is he never really had a really solid core group of friends in the first place. Then, he starts making music that people like, and people start to latch on to him. Then he gets really famous and more people latch on to him. Then he becomes a millionaire and a worldwide star with Grammy nominations and the title of helping to ‘revive‘ dance music. Now… how would you feel if you thought that everyone around you was just a ‘fair-weather friend‘, or only wanted something from you? How would that make you feel? Depressed, perhaps?
We get it. We get it exactly. Not too long ago our DJ’s were ‘pseudo-famous‘. They were local ‘scene‘ celebrities with moderate ‘fame‘ across the country. We also threw a lot of parties too. However, once the gigs started to dry up and the parties became fewer and fewer, we noticed that the number of times the phone would ring in a day got smaller and smaller… until it practically stopped ringing at all. All the ‘fair-weather friends‘ moved on. Thankfully we had a good core group of friends prior to all that happening… but just imagine that feeling on a GLOBAL SIZED scale. We’d be depressed too.
While we may not be the Mau5′s biggest fans either musically or personally, we understand and sympathize with what he’s going through.
Money can’t buy everything…