Many of you may have noticed that Deadmau5 had recently deleted both his Twitter and Facebook accounts last week. There was speculation as to why he made such a move, but today he gives us the straight goods. Depression is a nasty ailment that's not easy to shrug off and apparently Deadmau5 is going through "some depression issues". Read the full statement below that was copied from his Tumblr account:
"like many other human beings, I’ve been dealing with some depression issues that i don’t need to go into detail with. Id consider myself far from emotionally stable, though, not unstable enough to know support when i see it. Deactivating social media for a minute has nothing at all to do with popstars or dubstep tryhards. It was a kneejerk reaction to something i saw coming a long time ago. Also, nobodies business but my own.
id like to apologize to my fans and supporters for fucking off so abruptly, and leaving them out of the loop in terms of developments in my career and some small glimpes into my personal life…. ill resume that program for you. It’s the holidays, so ill slow things down until the new year, and chill out with friends and loved ones on vacation till the 17th or so. Then it’s back into the new studio, where ill just keep being me, and making music.
Once again, sorry for being a dick to those who are fans and supporters."
Hopefully this is just a mild bump in the road and one day soon Deadmau5 will find his mojo and get back to creating great music.
Update: He's back.