DJ Diablo ‘placed under 5150 hold’ after online suicide threat alerts friends to his critical situation
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DJ Diablo was placed in a 5150 hold by authorities on Wednesday after a social media message he posted saying he had ‘to end’ it – and would ‘be happier off dead’ – alerted his friends to the critical situation.
Police sources told TMZ Thursday that they were alerted to the situation surrounding Diablo, whose real name is Sebastian Baldeon, after someone reported to them what he’d said on social media.
Authorities went to the home of the 23-year-old producer, placed him in handcuffs and transported him to a nearby police station, at which point officials evaluated him, according to the outlet.
The latest: DJ Diablo, 23, was placed in a 5150 hold by authorities on Wednesday after a social media message he posted saying he had ‘to end’ it – and would ‘be happier off dead’ – alerted his friends to the critical situation. He was snapped in NYC last year
While in handcuffs, an emotional Diablo took to social media to apologize to his fans for the scare.
Diablo, who has worked with musical artists including Lil Xan and Lil Pump, was not harmed when authorities made contact with him, the outlet reported.
The message Diablo posted on Wednesday read, ‘All I wanted to do in this one life is be happy and create, all I wanted to do is become the best person I could be and achieve a higher power of self being and help my friends.
He continued: ‘I can’t take this pressure anymore I don’t wanna be a puppet to this industry. I don’t wanna compete with anyone I just wanna be happy and I can’t seem to reach that goal.’
Diablo said he would leave his fans with all of his ‘unreleased music,’ adding, ‘I’m sorry I wasn’t strong enough … but this is where I have to end it.’
Diablo said he would ‘be happier off dead,’ taking aim at critics and corporate forces in the morose post.
‘Maybe [then] … people will appreciate my art … better of dead my label will be happy and [leech] of me like every other one of my dead friends f*** this life this isn’t real art,’ he said.
The artist addressed family, friends and fans in writing, ‘I love you mom, thank you for allowing me to chase my dreams and always being there for me. To my fans and supporters, I’m sorry. I’m weak. I’m gonna end it tonight. Goodbye everyone.’
Jarring: Diablo posted a social media message saying he had ‘to end’ it Wednesday
Troubled time: The DJ, snapped in January in Wisconsin, took aim at critics and corporate forces in the morose post
Response: A number of Diablo’s friends from the entertainment community left replies in the worrisome posting
A number of Diablo’s friends from the entertainment community left replies in the worrisome posting.
‘Love u bro keep ur head up,’ said Lil Pump, while DJs Alison Wonderland and Diplo both reached out to him asking him to call.
Paris Hilton urged him, ‘Don’t let the BS get to you’ while reminding him, ‘Everyone loves you bro!’
‘You are so talented! You make everyone so happy with your music, energy & vibe,’ Hilton said, adding, ‘Love you.’
Those seeking support should contact the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255, or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.