Last week Neapolitan techno DJ and producer Joseph Capriati was hospitalized after being stabbed by his father.
Joseph Capriati and his father allegedly got into a fight at their family home in Caserta, during which Capriati’s father, who is sixty-one-years-old, stabbed him in the chest with a kitchen knife.
Today Capriati wrote to his fans and friends via his Facebook page, saying that he is alive and that he forgives his father, asking for his family’s privacy to be respected.
His post is in Italian, and below is the full English translation:
“I am alive, and thank God I am able to say so.
I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart, my relatives, friends, acquaintances, and the many DJs and promoters who have shown me so much affection these days. I am touched. I haven’t been able to read and reply to all the messages yet but I will do it in a few days when I get better. Until this morning I didn’t even have the strength to speak, but the doctors say the worst is over now. I ask only one thing if it is possible, a little respect for my father and my family, since neither I nor any of you have the power and the duty to judge what happened. Family dramas are the order of the day, and especially be careful of the press because, as you well know, news is often confusing and untrue.
I forgive my father for the crazy gesture and I pray so much for him. Now I will think about healing. See you soon” – Joseph Capriati