I have helped many people over the years, personally and through my books, including some who are in the public eye. Many like to stay anonymous, but two people were brave enough to come out and eventually tell people about their struggles. One is the international renowned DJ and music producer, Nick Romero, and the other is TV presenter and You-Tube sensation, Emily Hartridge. After he had opened up, Nicky appeared on TV and wrote many articles explaining why he ended up in the place he did and how my words and book helped him to get back his love of life and music.
When EDMTunes sat down to talk with superstar DJ and producer Nicky Romero back in March, he briefly mentioned that a health issue had been keeping him out of the studio, among a few other factors, like the expansion of his Protocol Records label. Now, in a post to his Facebook, Romero revealed that for the last two and a half years, he’s been suffering from anxiety. Directly referencing inquiries about his lack of releases over the last few years, he explains that anxiety makes it difficult to create music, and saps him of his energy. The dance-music mainstay sought the treatment of several therapists and professionals, to no avail. Fortunately, it seems, Romero has found some relief, thanks for a small book called “At Last a Life” by Paul David. Romero concludes the post by apologizing to his fans. Hopefully, given this news, the Dutch musician will be back in rare form in no time.
This article first appeared in EDM Tunes on 11th November 2015
I helped Emily for a while after she read my book and without me knowing, she produced this lovely video below thanking me for my work and answering questions she had been sent from others through Twitter. It is well worth watching the whole video.