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Benga reveals mental health issues on Twitter

He says he developed bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

  • Mixmag staff
  • 16 September 2015

Benga has shared the reasons behind his retirement from DJing.

The South Londoner has taken to Twitter to reveal he developed bipolar disorder through taking drugs, with "excessive touring" bringing on schizophrenia.

Saying he wants to "raise awareness" because "if I had help early the damage could have been controlled", the former Magnetic Man member shared a slew of tweets detailing his situation.

When asked by a Twitter user what made him realise he was ill, the 'Diary Of An Afro Warrior' producer responded that he got sectioned and started to "think about some of the things" he'd done once the medication hit him.

He also gave his appreciation to Magnetic Man partners Skream and Artwork for their support, with Scuba (who has also spoken out on Twitter), Midland and Louisahhh!!! among those wishing him well.

Head to Benga's Twitter to see all of the tweets.

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