Avicii is one of the highest paid DJs in the world but he’s now walking away from the stage for good! The 26-year-old is retiring from playing live after struggling with health issues, saying he has ‘too little left’ to continue performing. Is this the end for Avicii?
Dance music fans across the globe are grooving in sadness at the news that Avicii (real name Tim Bergling), is retiring at just age 26! The “Levels” DJ is giving up performing, saying he wants to use what time he has left on this earth to pursue his other interests!
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“Thank you for letting me [fulfill] so many of my dreams,” Avicii wrote in a heartfelt letter posted to his website on March 29, according to Billboard. “I will be forever grateful to have experienced and accomplished all that I have with the help of the team around me and my beloved fans.”
“My path has been filled with success but it hasn’t come without its bumps,” he wrote. Avicii was hospitalized in 2012 for acute pancreatitis, according to Billboard, reportedly caused by heavy drinking. His appendix burst in 2014 and he had both it and his gall bladder removed. These health scares have obviously weighed heavily on the DJ’s mind.
“I’ve become an adult while growing as an artist, I’ve come to know myself better and realize that there’s so much I want to do with my life,” the 26-year-old Swedish electronic musician said. “I have strong interests in different areas but there’s so little time to explore them.”
However, while he’s giving up preforming, he’s not retiring from music. “I will continue to speak to my fans through [my music,]” the DJ wrote, according to Us Weekly, “but I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!” He even left the door open for a return, saying, “I could be back…but I won’t be right back.”
Fans who want to see Avicii one last time better make the UK version of the Electric Daisy Festival in Milton Keynes in July, per Billboard. He’s also playing Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields on Aug. 26 and, his final gig, the Creamfields festival on Aug. 27.
Are you sad that Avicii is retiring from performing, HollywoodLifers? Are you going to try to see him one last time?