Elohim has canceled the remaining dates on her 2023 tour due to her ongoing battle with anxiety and depression.
If there’s one artist who hasn’t shied away from being open about her mental health struggles over the years, it’s Elohim. In past conversations with Elohim, she shared that the reason she obscured her face and digitized her voice in her earlier years was due to struggles with anxiety, panic, and dissociation and that she’s constantly fought to be the best version of herself. Additionally, last year at Coachella, she detailed her journey with mental health and its relation to Journey to the Center of Myself, providing an even deeper look into her mind.
Elohim announced her tour dates for 2023 earlier this year, and, just five days ago, added more stops to the tour. While the initial stops seemed to go off without a hitch, today, she took to Instagram to let her fans know that she’s made the hardest decision in her career to cancel the remaining shows. “Cancelling these shows is a tremendous heartbreak, and most of you who know me know that I struggle, sometimes just to even get up and go to the grocery store,” she said before digging into the initial emotions of booking the tour.
Diving into the first week of her tour, Elohim stated that she started taking prescribed medication that would help her “get through it,” so that she could inevitably find her way back onto the stage where she would feel the most alive and happy. But anxiety continued to rear its head, and on the tour’s second week, she found herself doubling the dose, and by the third, taking five times the prescribed dose.
This caused concern from Elohim’s friends and team, who stepped in to intervene. “I am so grateful to Chase and Shayla who saw what was happening and intervened with their true concern for my wellbeing,” she said. “They helped me see that if I continued down this path, I was putting my health and LIFE at risk.” Elohim goes on to say that she is getting help and that she’ll be back stronger than ever in the future, this time around without the help of benzodiazepines.
Taking care of your mental health is important, and we stand by Elohim on her decision and hope that she gets better soon. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety at festivals, please read our resources on self-care and keeping anxiety in check, and don’t forget to reach out to your friends if you need help.