By Hayden Wright
Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, has been absent from social media for the last week, following an episode in which he called Justin Bieber a “little meat puppet.” His sign-off on Twitter read: “peace out. brb. 2017.”
This led fans to wonder what was going on with the EDM superstar. This week, he took to his Tumblr blog to post an explanation—attributing the strange behavior to depression:
“I’ve been dealing with some depression issues that i don’t need to go into detail with,” wrote the musician. “Id consider myself far from emotionally stable, though, not unstable enough to know support when i see it.”
He further apologized to fans for “f—ing off so abruptly” and promised the social media hiatus will give him time and focus to make new music.
Read Deadmau5’s full letter to fans here.