Singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel revealed in One Music’s online show Wander Jam with Migz that he has been diagnosed with depression and anxiety a few years ago.
“I was diagnosed a few years ago with depression and then I have an anxiety. So I guess someone like me ‘di talaga bagay sa masyadong crowded na places,” he said.
“I’m actually very, very introverted. I never really liked that word because people use it as a punchline. People use ‘depressed’ ‘anxiety’ as a punchline,” he added.
He then shared a story when he suffered a panic attack right in the middle of his set. Ebe then broke the sad news and said he will be taking a break from public performances.
“Walang halong frustration, walang halong galit. This is only a sense of realization that this is something that I can’t do anymore for now. I’ve decided to stop doing public performances unless I really, really feel like it and right now, I don’t really feel like it.
“I didn’t want it to reach a point na I was disrespecting the stage na because music gave me this kind of life and I feel like there might be something I’m missing out on.”
He then said that he might or might not go back to music.
“I don’t wanna think about it. I don’t wanna be very dramatic about it that’s why I didn’t want to release a statement… It’s just, I’m tired.”