ILLENIUM takes position against drugs, as he gears up for the release of his eponymous fifth album.
In collaboration with End Overdose, a nonprofit recognized as one of EDM.com’s top industry leaders in 2022, the 32-year-old artist plans to educate fans during his upcoming tour on recognizing overdose signs and administering Naloxone, an opiate overdose reversal treatment.
The artist emerged from the harrowing clutches of a heroin overdose in 2012. ILLENIUM now devotes his efforts towards safeguarding the very community that stood by him during his bleakest moments. His personal journey serves as a testament to his resilience, and now his focus is on giving back. ILLENIUM is dedicated to nurturing and protecting the community that offered him unwavering support in his time of need, showing his gratitude by fostering a safer and more supportive environment for others who might be facing similar struggles. His experiences have shaped his resolve, driving him to make a positive impact and be a beacon of hope and strength for others.
In a Zoom interview with EDM.com, the artist shares, “My story is different. I wasn’t someone who just went to a festival and accidentally took the wrong drug. I was addicted to opiates.” He further explains that during his overdose, he had hit rock bottom after multiple failed treatments and a deteriorating sense of self.
Determined to turn his life around, ILLENIUM adds, “I was so powerless at that point that I was willing to do whatever I could. I didn’t want to lose my family. I wanted to love myself eventually, I wanted to care. Music did that for me massively. That’s why I started making music. That’s why I got so obsessed with electronic music.”
Written by: Bla Bla Radio
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