Earl Sweatshirt Cancels European Festival Dates Due To Anxiety And Depression

The Odd Future affiliate decides to take time off from touring.

(AllHipHop News) California emcee Earl Sweatshirt canceled three European festival sets. Sweatshirt (born Thebe Kgositsile) was supposed to hit the stage on June 2 at Field Day in London and Forbidden Fruit in Dublin on June 3. He also pulled out of the Parklife festival in Manchester, England on June 9.

According to reports, the 24-year-old performer is dealing with "anxiety and depression." Sweatshirt lost his father in January, and former South African poet laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile's passing apparently played a part in Earl backing out of his scheduled public appearances.

The I Don't Like Sh-t, I Don't Go Outside album creator's reps released a statement:

Earl is battling anxiety and depression which has been compounded by the grief from the recent passing of his father. He thought he would be ready to perform but simply is not yet able to. He would like to apologize to his fans and promises to be back as soon as he is able to.