Disturbed With Fans

Disturbed’s David Draiman Recently Embraced A Fan Onstage Who Previously Attempted Suicide


Disturbed vocalist David Draiman has been a big advocate for mental health in recent years, particularly when it comes to the multi-platinum band’s live shows. As is often the case, Draiman welcomes fans onstage amid a performance of the band’s uplifting track “The Light“. This past Friday, February 02nd, saw the singer pull a pair of fans up onstage during a show at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO ahead of that track.

Draiman was compelled to bring the pair onstage upon reading their signs, one of which read: ‘I have battled depression and anxiety for the last six years of my life. On January 03rd, 2023, I tried to take my life. Your music has helped me more than you’ll ever know over the years and especially more recently. And I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.’

That fan, Gabriel, then took the mic and emotionally told the crowd of his ongoing struggles with mental health. A separate fan was brought onstage in celebration of their 16th birthday as well. Fan-filmed footage of that moment can be seen below, with the two fans later invited to sit onstage for a live performance of “The Light“.

Disturbed‘s headlining tour with Falling In Reverse & Plush continues tonight in Evansville, IN. Dates run as follows:

02/05 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
02/06 Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
02/08 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena – Food City Center
02/10 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
02/13 Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank
02/15 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena
02/17 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
02/19 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
02/20 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
02/22 Savannah, GA – Enmarket Arena
02/24 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
02/26 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
02/29 Austin, TX – Moody Center
03/02 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resorts Amphitheater
03/03 Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater

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