Troubled U.K. rapper Chipmunk has gone back to work just two weeks after fears for his emotional state led to the cancellation of all his upcoming commitments.
The star - real name Jahmaal Fyffe - sparked concerns for his health after he posted alarming messages about suicide on his Twitter.com page earlier this month (07-08Nov09). The messages, which have since been removed, read: "I wanna die" and "Is suicide easy?"
The Oopsy Daisy hitmaker scrapped a string of performances and took a break to recover with his family in London.
But the 18 year old was back on stage on Wednesday (25Nov09) at a charity gig in Kent, England, and he admits he is healthy, happy and enjoying being back in the spotlight.
He says, "It's kind of sad it takes a problem before you get some time off, but I'm just easing myself back into work and trying to get my mind right because it affects my music and that's the last thing you want. I have to get back on stage, it's not optional. I've got a lot of big shows coming up and regardless of how I feel it would be stupid to miss them. I'm back.
"It got to the point of you dig your own hole and then jump in it and then you have to climb out because everyone expects you to. You've just got to be the boss of your own schedule or else you run yourself into the ground."