Ben Pearce cancels all 2016 gigs, citing mental illness
Ben Pearce has canceled all of his appearance this year due to mental health issues.
The producer behind 2012 house hit "What Might I Do" took to Facebook today to detail his recent battle with anxiety and depression. "It has nearly pushed me to saying goodbye altogether a few times and now more than ever I feel that is a huge risk," he wrote. "It can be easy to hide behind your social media or intoxicants and pretend it isn't happening but that doesn't help in the long run." Pearce has pulled out of all of his 2016 gigs in order to focus on returning to a "healthy mental state of mind." He thanked his fans and fellow artists for their continued support: "you're the only reason I'm not still working in a call centre and do not for one second think I am not extremely grateful for that."