Closure In Moscow frontman discusses anxiety disorder following tour cancellation

24 November 2015 | 10:40 am | Staff Writer
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In a refreshingly honest and candid statement, Closure In Moscow frontman Christopher de Cinque has opened about his anxiety disorder, which was cited as the reason for the cancellation of the remaining shows on the band's current European tour.

In a refreshingly honest and candid statement, Closure In Moscow frontman Christopher de Cinque has opened up  about his anxiety disorder, which was cited as the reason for the cancellation of the remaining shows on the band's current European tour.

In a lengthy Facebook post, the musician is forthright and genuine in his explanations; observing "a perfect storm of things" started to impact on his physical and mental condition, which, subsequently, resulted in the decision.

The official statement reads:

"Hey everybody,

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I regret to inform anyone that was planning on coming to any of the upcoming European shows that we've decided it's best not to continue for the sake of both my physical and mental health. It's unfortunately gotten to a point where getting back home and getting well has to take precedence over seeing out the remainder of the dates.

For the sake of this not being just another "due to unforeseen circumstances" or "for personal reasons" gloss over post, I think I should divulge that I suffer from a pretty debilitating anxiety disorder, it's something I've struggled with for as long as I can remember. I've gotten very adept at hiding it, and I think that's somewhat something to do with feeling embarrassed, even ashamed of it.

As most of you probably know, some very unfortunate and very heavy shit has gone down during our time here. Some stuff you guys know about, some stuff that's gone on behind the scenes. Basically it became a perfect storm of things that got me to a point where I couldn't employ my normal "hide and divert" tactics and I was isolating myself completely and my physical health deteriorated severely. I had to talk to the other guys about it in a way that I never have before which was really hard. But, of course, being close friends and having my best interests and welfare at heart, they made me see I had nothing to be embarrassed about, nothing to be ashamed of. Their only disappointment was that I hadn't communicated openly and confided in them sooner. This was a huge relief to me.

So I guess the positive I'm trying to impart here is this, if you feel this way and struggle with this shit like me and you feel like you have to tackle it alone, talk to people around you, people that care about you, don't feel embarrassed or stupid, it just compounds it and it's fucking horrible... You'll be so pleasantly surprised at how understanding people are and how much talking it out is taking leaps towards getting a handle on it. There is plenty of support around you both personally and professionally. I've tried to deal with this alone for way too long, if you wanna talk to me about it even, I have time for anyone that needs friendly advice or support... Hit me the fuck up!

To anyone that was gonna come out to these shows, I'm really sorry... We'll be back to make it up to you.

Christopher xoxo"

Closure In Moscow released their current studio album, 'Pink Lemonade', in 2014.