The worlds Top 100 DJs and producers have it all, right?
Most do, definitely.
But Tom Swoon inst so fortunate.
Six months ago Polish producer/DJ Tom Swoon was driving his car intoxicated from alcohol and driving under the influence when he crashed into another car causing a fatal traffic accident. He killed 1/2 people in the other car.
Swoon was driving a VW Scirocco when he collided with a woman driving a VW Bora.
He pleaded guilty and through a close friend/relative he has released an apology letter today via his Facebook, you can read it in full below.
Pictures of the crash can also be found on Facebook, from what looks to be taken by the local Polish Firepolice.
Tom Swoon Apology Letter
Dear fans, dear friends:
I was thinking about reaching out to you for a long time now.
But for many various reasons I kept postponing this moment. Today, I’m finally feeling ready to share my story with you.
Exactly six months ago, on December 5th 2017 I have caused a traffic accident while driving under the influence of alcohol, which led to a death of one person. I have pleaded guilty and got immediately arrested, where I’m currently waiting for my trial to start.
I am writing this letter because I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart- first and foremost to the family that has lost their loved one. I cannot imagine the pain that I have unwillingly inflicted to them that feral night and which is probably still with them now. I am also sorry that I’ve let all of you down. I still can’t understand how all of this could have happened. Although I have already made peace with a fact, that there is a very harash verdict ahead of me.
Living with a thought that you took part in taking someone else’s life away is the most terrible thing that has ever happened to me. There is no day when I wouldn’t think about it. No words to describe how much I regret all of what happened.
I still don’t know when I will get to see the life outside of prison, but I know that I want to leave this place as a completely different person, having a completely new life. That’s why I have made a call to end the “Tom Swoon” project for good. It’s time for me to focus on things way more important than a musical career. I am sorry that it all ended so quick… and in a such tragic way.
An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity.
Picture credit via Tom Swoon Facebook