Spain’s Eurovision 2020 and 2021 representative Blas Cantó has revealed on Instagram that he’s been having a hard time during quarantine. Anxiety has been hitting him since the contest was cancelled, and he’s needed to step away from the limelight.
On Saturday, Blas shared a message on his Instagram account a few hours after he shut down his Twitter. The singer had been in the midst of a social media storm after he refused to sing at Eurovision Spain’s online PrePartyES last weekend.
According to his message “the situation was taking over him” and he “needed to stop”.
“One of my dreams had come true: Eurovision. As real as Cinderella’s dress… But then it was midnight, the spell broke and I couldn’t live it. My heart broke to pieces, and I came back to the start. I had to begin from zero. As much as I convince myself it will happen in 2021, I feel so much angst that I can’t even think clearly,” he wrote.
As days went by, he became more overwhelmed: “Then there was insomnia, bad moods, sadness, skin welts, difficulty speaking, hand tingling, breathing difficulty, dizziness…”.
He kept on working and followed his pretty packed schedule, which included releasing two collaborations with Pastora Soler and Kelly Clarkson, until one day he begged his managers to cancel everything.
Blas Cantó – “Universo” music video
At the end of his message, Blas said he was very sorry to not be able to perform at PrePartyES, as well as not being able to promote his single with Pastora Soler.
“I know we’ll get over this, and those who suffer (from anxiety) like me will be free and breathe normally again. There’s not much time left. And then I will sing… I will sing”, he wrote.
What’s your take on Blas’ message? Have you been experiencing something similar during quarantine or self-isolation period? What are your tips for getting through? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.