Swedish EDM producer and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has cancelled all his future shows, including his headlining performance at this year’s ‘TommorowWorld’ due to health concerns. The star will also sit out his residencies in Las Vegas at Encore Beach Club and XS, as well as an Asian tour which was lined up for October, later this year. The unwell superstar made the announcement on his 25th birthday (8th September) as unaddressed health issues may have finally gotten the better of him at this tender young age.
The official statement read, “At Night Management has tabled all touring and promotional activities for Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, until further notice so that he can fully recuperate from lingering health issues related to surgeries that removed his gall bladder and appendix earlier this year. The international superstar, who is the #1 Most Influential Artist Under 25 according to Spotify, is taking a break at home in Stockholm so he can regain his strength and physical well-being before the release of a new album project next year”.
With a long history of ‘excessive partying’, earlier this year Bergling missed a string of scheduled shows during Miami Music Week where he was replaced by the likes of deadmau5 and Alesso. He was booked to play at the SLS hotel, tactfully renamed the ‘Avicii Hotel’ for the duration of the festival but the star was rushed to hospital citing abdominal pains.
He later tweeted, “I’m sorry for having to postpone the shows this month. I sincerely rly wish I didnt have to but unfortunately theres no going around it”. Avicii also informed his fans of his surgery to remove his gall bladder and appendix via the popular micro-blogging platform. Last year, during his tour of Australia, he was rushed to hospital with a similar issue and was treated for acute pancreatitis.
Since the DJ hardly took any time off to fully recover, doctors say that he needs rest in order to make a full recovery. Avicii is currently recuperating and looks forward to a clean bill of health.
We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he visits this part of the world soon!