Violent J of INSANE CLOWN POSSE is suffering from a heart issue, the duo has announced a farewell tour

At this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos, Violent J, half of the infamous hip hop duo INSANE CLOWN POSSE, stated that he’s been suffering from heart disease, so the group will embark on a farewell tour next year. Violent J, 49, made the following revelation during the aforementioned festival, describing his health issues:

“For those of you that haven’t been to my house, the studio is probably 40 yards from my front door. I noticed walking out to the studio every day, by the time I got to the fucking studio, I was winded. Then when I’d walk up to my mailbox, I’d be like, ‘Oh fuck, I’ve got to take a break.’ What the fuck’s the problem?’

“We went to the hospital to see what’s going on… They did an ultrasound… The lady was looking at my heart, we could tell she was tripping about something, but she wasn’t a doctor. The doctors were all tied up upstairs in the hospital, understandably. She told me, ‘They want you to go straight home, get in bed and they’ll call you first thing in the morning.’

“…They called before the birds even woke up and fucking told me to go to the hospital. They took me in the back and shit, and basically they just came out and told me I had heart failure. That scared the shit out of me because we don’t have that in our family…”

Regarding the future of ICP in light of his health woes, Violent J commented: “We’re gonna do one more tour next year around the world. We’re gonna do the United States, and then we’re gonna go to Europe, Canada and Australia. It’s gonna be a farewell tour. That don’t mean we’re not playing. We’re gonna play every Juggalo weekend, every Hallowicked, every fucking [Big Ballers Christmas Party], every event. We’re gonna do a show somewhere every month — one show a month is our plan … I want to make it clear, making music is not affected in any way, shape or form by anything going on with Shaggy or myself health-wise.”