Insane Clown Posse is one of those very not-metal bands that will always hold a place within the metal world. They've been kind enough to have numerous metal bands play at their festivals over the years, and generally fit into that whole early 2000s nü-metal aesthetic.
Unfortunately Violent J, one half of the Insane Clown Posse duo, revealed last year that he's been suffering from heart failure and isn't sure how much longer he can perform lengthy tours. The good news here is that Violent J isn't currently in the hospital for anything related to his heart failure, but is sadly suffering from a pretty severe case of pneumonia. Insane Clown Posse states that Violent J will be headed home hopefully in a few days, and that his hospitalization has pushed back the release of the new EP Pug Ugly the Stink Bud. We wish Violent J all the best in his recovery.
"What's up juggalos? We just wanted to briefly address some rumors you might have heard recently regarding our big homie Violent J…
"A few weeks ago The Duke was experiencing shortness of breath and went to the emergency room expecting there was an issue with his AFib. The good news is his heart is perfectly fine and healthy. The bad news is, Violent J had pneumonia. But have no fear, he's currently doing really well, and his doctors said he should be able to go home in the next 2 to 3 days. He's feeling better and better with each passing day and right now just soaking in all the much-needed rest and relaxation while enjoying the company of his family.
"Sometimes it just takes a little pneumonia to remind you slow down and enjoy the little things. But unfortunately, with Violent J spending most of the last month inside the hospital the planned release of ICP's new EP Pug Ugly the Stink Bud has been pushed back to a yet to be determined date. But we assure you, it will be well worth the wait.
"Now let's all send a few extra blessings and some positive karma over to our homie Violent J and help wish him to a full and speedy recovery."