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Anathema - Member Survives Suicide Attempt


Official statement from Anathema as follows:

"We want to let you know that unfortunately life has been very tough on one of our band members, Dan, in the last two years, and He has attempted suicide. He has has been under a chronic and profound depression for years."

"He survived the suicide attempt and is getting better. It’s a miracle he survived the last two years at all. He never left the house for a year, and contrary to theories, he was never institutionalised in any way and has never in his life had contact from the police, or the psychiatric services.

"Dan is a reasonably decent human being who seems to have become lost. Hasn’t been himself at all for years. He did go voluntarily to hospital once for a few days, to avoid the ability to commit suicide, but apparently the NHS facility was even more depressing. The NHS need help and we are pledging 10% of our GoFundMe to the mind charity.

"We are now working to bring something good to the world and Dan wants to improve as a human being and be a better man, and never do anything so stupid again. His doctor is also trying his best to prevent suicide happening again.

"He is under professional mental health care and is very dedicated to 12 step of addiction recovery, of which he is very active. Dan has been diagnosed with profound depression, daily chronic horrific anxiety, complex post traumatic stress disorder for 25 - 30 years, and he has ADHD. He has not been himself at all for 4 years now, at least.

"Many of you share this type of struggle. Maybe music is part of healing. Hard lessons have been well learned. This was the hardest. Lessons were learned. Maybe that’s why we have hard times.

"We wish Dan a good recovery. Obviously we were not sure if posting this was a good idea, but the truth is the truth, and perhaps it’s time you heard it.

"We truly hope all of you, every single one of you without exception, live happy and blessed lives. Yours in healing."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Anathema
Posted: 23.05.2022 by Bad English


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23.05.2022 - 14:50
Luneth

Fuck! This is awful news, but good news. Awful because Dan is not well, but good because he failed to do what he set out to do. I hope that didn't sound insensitive and wish him the best on his road to recovery. Get well soon, Dan <3
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23.05.2022 - 15:02
Lanthros

My best and most heartfelt good wishes to Dan. It's a tough struggle but I have to feel the fight is worth it.
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23.05.2022 - 18:01
Qualeen

I wish him a speedy mental and physical recovery. Depression has taken too many...
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23.05.2022 - 18:22
DeathMetal

Damn, I hope for a quick recovery and some help for him. That's so sad
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23.05.2022 - 18:38
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Daniel Cavanagh is a wonderful musician, I love him.
All I can say is, I hope the best for him and I'm sure he can find himself so soon if he can just touch and breathe this world as it is.
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23.05.2022 - 20:19
TheBigRossowski

I think he's in an awkward situation at the moment. I hope he gets all the help he needs. Seems to be an extraordinary gent!
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23.05.2022 - 22:53
Lanthros

Written by Mehdi Taba on 23.05.2022 at 18:38

Daniel Cavanagh is a wonderful musician, I love him.
All I can say is, I hope the best for him and I'm sure he can find himself so soon if he can just touch and breathe this world as it is.


Is it Cavanaugh or Cardoso?
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24.05.2022 - 01:39
Ozejames85

Written by Lanthros on 23.05.2022 at 22:53

Written by Mehdi Taba on 23.05.2022 at 18:38

Daniel Cavanagh is a wonderful musician, I love him.
All I can say is, I hope the best for him and I'm sure he can find himself so soon if he can just touch and breathe this world as it is.


Is it Cavanaugh or Cardoso?



By all other reports its Cavanaugh.
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24.05.2022 - 02:06
Lanthros

Written by Ozejames85 on 24.05.2022 at 01:39

Written by Lanthros on 23.05.2022 at 22:53

Written by Mehdi Taba on 23.05.2022 at 18:38

Daniel Cavanagh is a wonderful musician, I love him.
All I can say is, I hope the best for him and I'm sure he can find himself so soon if he can just touch and breathe this world as it is.


Is it Cavanaugh or Cardoso?



By all other reports its Cavanaugh.



Damn. I wasn't sure. Either way though, it's heartbreaking news
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24.05.2022 - 04:22
mz

I'm glad he failed at his attempt. At the same time, I'm not sure if putting him in the spotlight like this will help.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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24.05.2022 - 06:13
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Written by Lanthros on 23.05.2022 at 22:53

Written by Mehdi Taba on 23.05.2022 at 18:38

Daniel Cavanagh is a wonderful musician, I love him.
All I can say is, I hope the best for him and I'm sure he can find himself so soon if he can just touch and breathe this world as it is.


Is it Cavanaugh or Cardoso?


https://www.ghostcultmag.com/anathema-gives-an-update-on-their-new-project-weather-stations-daniel-cavanaughs-heath-and-their-gofundme/
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24.05.2022 - 09:24
MimzysBro

Love u enjoy life to the fullest...suck it in like a leech on you...RESPECT.🤘

DANNY FUCK...But them lyrix comes from somewhere,
Happy he is still amongst us 🙏
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26.05.2022 - 15:33
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
"Dan is a reasonably decent human being" Is a weird thing to say.
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I do your mum
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29.05.2022 - 04:01
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

Written by Boxcar Willy on 26.05.2022 at 15:33

"Dan is a reasonably decent human being" Is a weird thing to say.


The entire message read weirdly to me. It reads as if while they are concerned for him, they are also disappointed/pissed off at him at him at the same time. You have to wonder what kind of hell he's perhaps been putting them through for the past few years... I'm not trying to speculate, I'm just saying that it reads pretty clearly to me that there has been some building resentment.

On a side note... glad he survived. I guess it just goes to show that you never know what people are going through, seeing as Dan had shifted his music and lyrics in such a more hopeful direction over the past decade or so.
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01.06.2022 - 10:21
qlacs
"The Quaker"
I really hope he gets the help he needs very soon. I really like the music they put together.
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