It's probably not how a superstar DJ wants to celebrate his 25th birthday, but on the day he hit the quarter-century mark (September 8), Avicii confirmed that he would cancel all of his scheduled performances, citing health concerns.
Reps for the Swedish DJ/producer confirmed to Billboard that the EDM phenom would hit pause on "all touring and promotional activities" as issues related to earlier surgeries continue to plague him.
Avicii (born Tim Bergling) underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder and appendix earlier this year. The sudden hospitalization forced him to miss Ultra as well as a string of shows beginning in April. “I’m sorry to postpone the shows this month,” he wrote at the time. “I sincerely rly wish I didn’t have to but unfortunately theres no going around it.” The Swede had been suffering from abdominal pain, nausea and fever. A year earlier, in March 2013, he was treated for acute pancreatitis in Australia over six days.
This past July, Avicii seemed to be happily focused on recording his next album, the follow-up to his 2013 smash True, telling Rolling Stone he had lined up an eclectic roster that included Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Coldplay's Chris Martin for his sophomore record.
His latest health setback means Avicii will give up his headlining spot at TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia; that fest is scheduled for September 26 to 28. The "Wake Me Up" star will also sit out planned Las Vegas residencies at XS and Encore Beach Club and an Asian tour that had been lined up for October. (The gigs section of the DJ's site had not been updated to reflect those cancellations at press time.) Reps for Avicii said he'll convalesce in Stockholm.