Earl Sweatshirt cancels European tour due to depression and anxiety battle

Earl Sweatshirt has been to forced to cancel his European tour after citing depression and anxiety.

The LA based rapper and record producer made the announcement just hours before he was scheduled to perform at Field Day in London. With major performances planned at Parklife in Manchester and Forbidden Fruit Festival in Dublin, Earl Sweatshirt explained his battle against anxiety and depression forced him to cancel.

“Earl is battling anxiety and depression which has been compounded by the grief from the recent passing of his father,” his management said in a statement to Pitchfork. “He thought he would be ready to perform but simply is not yet able to. He would like to apologise to his fans and promises to be back as soon as he is able to.”

Ear Sweatshirt’s father, a leading and pioneering South African poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, passed away in January at the age of 79.

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