Insane Clown Posse’s Farewell Tour Announced After Violent J Reveals Heart Condition
Insane Clown Posse will take to the road for one final tour, the group recently announced. The farewell tour came about after Joseph Bruce, known as Violent J, revealed that he has been diagnosed with a heart condition.
Bruce dropped the bombshell at the Gathering of the Juggalos festival, which took place on August 21 and 22. Violent J, while standing on stage at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, explained he will no longer be able to tour. Before he ends his touring days, however, he explained that he and partner Shaggy 2 Dope will launch a final round of shows. The shows will begin in the United States before moving to Europe, Australia and Canada.
Violent J explained that he noticed exhaustion from short walks that spanned only 40 feet sometimes. “We went to the hospital to see what’s going on. They did an ultrasound. The lady who was looking at my heart, we could tell she was tripping about something, but she wasn’t a doctor. The doctors were all tied up upstairs in the hospital, understandably. She told me, ‘They want you to go straight home, get in bed and they’ll call you first thing in the morning,’” Bruce said while on stage. He explained that he was told to go to the hospital the next morning, where he was told he had heart failure.
He assured fans that he would be alright and that he was not going to die suddenly. “It just means that basically, we can’t do things the way we used to do. We can’t really tour no more the way we were touring. We’re going to do one more tour next year around the world… but it’s going to be a slow tour, like three or four shows a week,” the performer explained.
“I want to make it clear making music is not affected in any way, shape, or form by anything going on with Shaggy or myself health-wise. We’re ready to kick a– in the f—ng studio, and that’s a fact,” Violent J concluded.