Kip Moore must have been in a reflective mood on Sunday because he wrote a very long post on Instagram that covered tons of stuff, from his early career struggles to his current state of mind, which is pretty good.
But he also opened up about a lifelong health issue. He wrote, “I’ve struggled with ear problems my whole life. Lots of surgeries as a kid and it’s a problem I deal with nightly that’s always changing.”
He left that topic and shifted to the career stuff, and then thanked his team, his friends and fans. Then he came back to it at the very end. “I appreciate you all because I know what this thing takes, and because I know my time is most likely ticking faster due to something out of my control with my ears. I love you all. Cheers to 2019.”
We know Kip has battled depression, he even touched on it in Sunday’s post. But when he says his “time is ticking faster” because of something out of his control. That sounds to me like he thinks the ear problems might cut his career short.
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2019 is a wrap for us. I’ve struggled with ear problems my whole life. Lots of surgeries as a kid and it’s a problem I deal with nightly that’s always changing. I remember working countless jobs I didn’t enjoy at weird hrs so that I could write throughout the day in my early to mid 20’s. I remember hustling to figure out ways to pay the rent, heat, car, etc. I remember showing up to an eviction notice at 23 after my roommate skipped out with months of rent $. I remember being 29 living in a tiny garage apartment feeling the weight of depression that grips us all at times. I remember feeling like a failure when I’d buy into what society told me was successful. I remember everything along this journey but what I’ll remember most is the joy I’ve experienced doing what I love to do. I know it’s a blessing and a privilege. I appreciate every fan that’s showed up to hang with us. I appreciate my management for hustling on my behalf…my agents, my label for their continued faith & trust in me, all the writers that have helped me become the writer & artist I am. I learned how to write doing it over and over with Westin and Dan. I woulda never gotten here wo them. We made each other better everyday. I appreciate my promo team for all the miles you’ve traveled for me. I appreciate my VIP staff K$ and Randall rock for keeping my sanity in tact and for bringing daily joy to my world. I love you guys. I appreciate my band, crew, and rockstar tour manager. I appreciate you all because i know what this thing takes and Because I know my time is most likely ticking faster due to something out of my control with my ears. I love you all. Cheers to 2019. @ginajoyphoto