Canadian progressive house producer Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) has been keeping busy this summer -- whether it be blasting Madonna and Playboy model Tricia Evans or performing around the world -- and now he's planning to take a little break.
"I'm going to unplug for a wee bit," he wrote on his Tumblr, before adding that no upcoming shows will get canceled and that he'll still write and release music.
"I got a lot of work to do on some stuff," he wrote. "So, best I just chill the f--k out a bit and just get it done, and get it done RIGHT, until I'm 100% satisfied with it. Then our regularily scheduled program shall continue. But yeah, I'm basicly [sic] pretty miserable right now and need to pull the f--k back and figure out whatever the f--k it is I do."
Deadmau5 -- a prolific Twitter user with over 1.3 million followers -- has commented previously about his battles with "severe depression and anxiety", though whether this break is connected with that is unclear.
"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," he wrote on Facebook earlier this year. (The transcription via Spinner, since the Facebook post has been removed.)
Deadmau5 was recently in the news for calling out Evans after she made a joke about the Aurora, Colo. shootings last month that left 12 dead. His next show is in Spain, and he'll be back in the U.S. in September with multiple shows lined up in Las Vegas.
For Deadmau5's full statement, head over to his Tumblr.
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