Mike Patton Discusses Agoraphobia Diagnosis and Mental Health Issues That Caused No More Trip Cancellation

Faith No More frontman Mike Patton has opened up about his mental health struggles following the cancellation of the band’s tour dates.

Last year, Mike Patton announced that all his concerts had been canceled citing mental health reasons.

“I have problems that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and are challenging me right now. I don’t think I can give what I should right now and I’m not going to give anything less than 100%. our people followers and I hope to make it up to them soon.”” he then said.

Now, he has spoken a lot about his mental health issues.

“It’s still going, but it’s better,” he told Rolling Stone. “It’s easy to blame the pandemic. But I’ll be honest, man: Early in the pandemic, I was like, ‘This is fucking great. I can stay at home and record.’ I have a home studio . So I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s the problem?’ And then something clicked, and I was completely withdrawn and almost anti-social. [y] scared of people.”

He continued: “It was mostly mental. I saw some therapists and that’s all, that’s the first time I’ve had to do that in my life. And basically I was diagnosed with agoraphobia, which is that is to say I was afraid of people.

“Maybe I basically spent two years inside during COVID. I don’t know. Maybe it intensified my feelings that I already had. But knowing about it, talking about it, it helped a lot with me.”

Patton is set to tour South America with Mr Bungle in December, for the first time since canceling shows with them and Faith No More last year.

Speaking of the latter, he said: “That’s when the pot went off, and it was very ugly and it wasn’t right. A few days before I hit the road. I said to the guys, ‘Hey, man , I’m not ‘I don’t think I can do it.’ Somehow, my confidence went down. I didn’t want to be in front of people, which is strange because I’ve spent half my life doing that.”

As for future Faith No More concerts, Patton said they were up in the air.

“I don’t know. Maybe we’ll reschedule things; maybe we won’t. I’ll leave it at that. It’s a little confusing and complicated. So if we do it, we do it. If we don’t, that’s fine a lot too. ,” he said.

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