During a this year’s performance at Gathering of the Juggalos, INSANE CLOWN POSSE made a heartfelt announcement revealing Violent J has been suffering from heart failure. Because of this, band will embark on their farewell tour next year, but they are still planning to continue with one-off shows.
Violent J said: “For those of you that haven’t been to my house, the studio is probably 40 yards from my front door. I noticed walking out to the studio every day, by the time I got to the f*cking studio, I was winded. Then when I’d walk up to my mailbox, I’d be like, ‘Oh f*ck, I’ve got to take a break.’ What the f*ck’s the problem?”
“We went to the hospital to see what’s going on. They did an ultrasound. The lady who was looking at my heart, we could tell she was tripping about something, but she wasn’t a doctor,” he continued. “The doctors were all tied up upstairs in the hospital, understandably. She told me, ‘They want you to go straight home, get in bed and they’ll call you first thing in the morning.’”
“They called before the birds even woke up and f*cking told me to go to the hospital. They took me in the back and sh*t, and basically they just came out and told me I have heart failure. That scared the sh*t out of me.”
“We’re gonna do one more tour next year around the world,” Violent J added. “We’re gonna do the United States, and then we’re gonna go to Europe, Canada and Australia. It’s gonna be a farewell tour. That don’t mean we’re not playing. We’re gonna play every Juggalo weekend, every Hallowicked, every f*cking [Big Ballers Christmas Party], every event. We’re gonna do a show somewhere every month — one show a month is our plan … I want to make it clear, making music is not affected in any way, shape or form by anything going on with Shaggy or myself health-wise.”