Passion Pit Supports Justin Bieber After Canceled Tour, Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles

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Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit performs for fans on day 3 of the 2013 Splendour In The Grass Festival on July 28, 2013 in Byron Bay, Australia.  

March 9, 2016. That was the first date of Justin Bieber's Purpose Tour. Since then, he's performed more than 150 shows across six continents. There have been six legs and multiple openers, and a host of new North American dates were recently added -- until Bieber pulled the plug on the final leg.

While Bieber's camp cited “unforeseen circumstances,” some of his musical peers say the cancellation is only sensible. John Mayer tweeted his respect for the move, and the Biebs received massive support from Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos, who let loose a stream of tweets discussing his own physical and mental health issues when forced to tour the world for more than two years at a time.

“I love Passion Pit and I love music even more,” he tweeted. “When something would be wrong, I'd try to ignore it. Then I'd almost die. Really.”

Angelakos' comments had some fans worried Passion Pit was going on a musical hiatus. The musician cleared up his comments, saying he could never and has never stopped making music. It's in his blood to create, and he's about to drop a new album, Tremendous Sea of Love. He just wants to rededicate himself to his craft in a healthier manner, while putting in more time to support the destigmatization of mental health and raise awareness and resources through his Wishart Group.

Read more about Angelakos' struggles and efforts in his announcements below.