His record label folded.

Then just before going on stage for a concert, his girlfriend told him in a phone call that she was going to Thailand for a work opportunity. A difficult year, to say the least.

Update: He and his girlfriend have since decided, she's doing her thing, and he's going on tour and doing working on his music career. They don't really want to be with anybody else, but they're not going to hold each other back, either. He says "It's a good place, just uncharted territory"

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