Success can take its toll. Especially in the music industry wherein the excesses of life are offered to the industry’s stars at every corner. This is why we were saddened to hear that esteemed DJ and producer Erick Morillo had an eventful start to the summer after having to cut short a gig in Boston’s Ocean Club after he was carried from the DJ booth in no fit state to perform.
After much hype surrounding his appearance at the US nightspot with revellers reportedly attending from across the state the evening appears to be far removed from what any fans of Erick were expecting as he took to the decks in such a clearly disorientated state that rumors quickly spread through the crowd that he wouldn’t be able to play the nights scheduled set.
45 minutes later and Erick was carried off the stage clearly in no fit state to continue as he required medical attention. After a month recuperating from the nigths events Erick has now spoken out for the first time on the incident citing relationship problems and an “addictive personality” as being the reasons behind the public meltdown. Talking to London’s SW4 Festival Erick reveals the culmination of factors that led to him re-evaluting his life stating “What happened was a mixture of things, to be honest with you. I went through the finality of a divorce. It was completely overwhelming. I lost a lot of weight and I was not feeling well. I was feeling ill, feeling sick and I just sort of lost my luster, if you will. I was in a really dark place emotionally and health wise and it just all took its toll. Not to mention the partying which I need to get out of my life. That’s another area which I’m working on. I lost control for a little while.”
It’s not all doom and gloom though as we’re pleased to report that Erick seems to have made major progress in the last month and appears to be winning the battle against his problems adding “I realise now I have a very addictive personality and I can’t go half way. I’m two speeds; I’m off or I’m fully on. So I realise now that my answer is to be sober. The partying, that whole thing, it’s a thing of the past now. I am taking care of myself; mind, body and soul. I’m talking to a psychologist and getting everything ready. But I’m telling you, I’m feeling, I’d say about 50-60% and over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to stay out here and look forward to getting back to 100% and coming back stronger, bigger, better. I mean the music that I’ve got coming out in conjunction with me coming back; people better get ready ‘cause I’m coming hard!”
Sounds good to us Erick!