After KEITH EMERSON of EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER died, we heard that he had muscle and nerve issues that were making it hard for him to play. Obviously, that contributed to the depression that led to his suicide.
But Internet TROLLS get some of the blame, too. Keith’s girlfriend Mari says, quote, “He had concerts coming up in Japan and even though they hired a back-up keyboard player to support him, he was worried.
“He read all the criticism online and was a sensitive soul. Last year he played concerts and people posted mean comments such as, ‘I wish he would stop playing.’ He was tormented with worry that he wouldn’t be good enough.
“He was planning to retire after Japan. He didn’t want to let down his fans. He was a perfectionist and the thought he wouldn’t play perfectly made him depressed, nervous and anxious.”