(CelebrityAccess) — Guatemalan DJ and producer DJ Carnage, announced that he’s putting his career on hold temporarily while he focuses on his mental health.
In a statement posted to his social media, he wrote: “This year has been really tough on me…with everything going on…I can’t ignore the warning signs…I need to slow the fuck down… I need time to really sit down and work on my mental & physical health but most importantly my craft.
“Having close friends pass due to this stuff scares the fuck out of me…I have so much to offer to this world, BUT I need to make sure I’m 100% again… My therapist & doctor are recommending that I take some time off to get my head back in the game…don’t worry people, I just need to recharge.”
A native of Guatemala who grew up in Maryland, Carnage, whose real name is Diamanté Blackmon, scored his first major hit in 2015 with the house/trap album “Papi Gordo”.
His 2018 followup “Battered Bruised & Bloody” included collaborations with Mac Miller and Lil Pump, who both succumbed to drug overdoses this year.
Carnage was slated to perform at the Creamfields festival in Chile on Nov. 17th.