Last week, we almost lost an amazing and incredibly talented artist.
New York-based singer/songwriter Two Feet (born Zachary William “Bill” Dess), alarmed fans with what he referred to as a Twitter “suicide note,” captioned “goodbye.” In the tweet, the singer, who was supposed to play Lollapalooza in Chicago this past weekend, wrote:
“Most of my fans live here on twitter and Spotify. I want to tell all 12k of you that I love you so much and hope I’ve helped you in some manner,” explaining in the since-deleted note that he was planning to upload some unfinished music to his SoundCloud account. “I know it may be odd posting a suicide note on twitter. But thats the world we live in. I’ve been completely honest with you forever. Anyway I love you.”
The post heavily impacted the music community. Thousands of artists and fans commented on the post, trying to change his mind and reverse his decision. After a few hours, Two Feet’s father posted to the Twitter account. He stated that the artist went to a hospital and would be okay.
UPDATE: Bill is recuperating and being held for observation. He will survive. Thanks to everyone for their heartfelt concern. This is a very difficult time for us. We appreciate the outpouring of love. –His father
— Two Feet (@TwoFeetMusic) August 1, 2018
Yesterday, Two Feet broke his silence and left a heartfelt message to his friends and fans about the situation. He shared that he Two Feet left the hospital and that his suicidal tendencies were from being heavily under the influence of drugs. He is currently seeking help and advocates for others to not feel embarrassed or ashamed to do so.
— Two Feet (@TwoFeetMusic) August 8, 2018
Two Feet went viral in 2017 when his song ‘Go F*** Yourself‘ racked four million streams overnight. He signed on to Republic Records, sharing a label with James Blake, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd. His most recent single, ‘I Feel Like I’m Drowning‘ reached number one on the US Alternative Chart.
If you are feeling down or suicidal, please call the suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255