Deadmau5 Deletes Twitter, Apologises For Being a Dick

As famous for his online trolling as he is for his music, Canadian producer Deadmau5 has apologised in a Tumblr post for “being a dick” to his fans and supporters.

The statement comes after the DJ abruptly shut down his Twitter account on Monday. Although the producer’s account was only taken down for a few hours, he lost more than three million followers in the process, but has now rebuilt his fanbase to more than 3.3 million. While his Twitter has been rebooted, it’s essentially a blank slate, with all previous communications seemingly removed.

In the update, the musician revealed that his erratic behavior was a result of his own struggle with mental illness, stating,”Like many other human beings, I’ve been dealing with some depression issues that I don’t need to go into detail with. I’d consider myself far from emotionally stable, though, not unstable enough to know support when I see it. Deactivating social media for a minute has nothing at all to do with pop stars or dubstep tryhards. It was a knee jerk reaction to something I saw coming a long time ago. ”

The post went on to apologise for “fucking off so abruptly”, before sharing his intentions of returning to the studio on “the 17th or so.”

The musician has taken aim at specific artists and genres over time, going head to head with more producers, pop stars and dubstep-related anything than we care to remember.

The producer roasted Diplo and Skrillex in June over their work as Jack U in collaboration with Justin Bieber on the hit single Where Are U Now, due to the apparent “shitty fucking third grade production” of the track.

A month later he called out David Guetta for his use of horses in a live show, and just last week labeled Bieber a “meat puppet” in a video that attempted to clear up the feud with Skrillex over Where Are U Now.

The list goes on. And on. And on. And on. And on.

In retrospect it’s not hard to see why Deadmau5 might feel that he has some apologising to do. Here’s hoping for a more peaceful 2016 for the producer.