Swedish EDM star DJ Avicii cancelled his headlining performance at the 2014 Ultra Music Festival yesterday (Mar. 28) to undergo the removal of his gall bladder. This followed Avicii’s first show cancellation of a show at SLS South Beach in Miami on Thursday (Mar. 27) after an unexpected trip to the hospital. The set was to be the included in his Avicii Hotel series.
Avicii took to his Facebook page on Friday to explain the the turn of events to his fans:
“I’m really sorry but as some of you have already heard, I will not be playing Ultra Festival this weekend.
My fans know that I have had issues in the past with my stomach and pancreatitis…I woke up on Wednesday morning with serious pain but I flew to Miami anyway, hoping that it would go away. The pain was still there when I landed so I went straight to hospital. I was treated and left later that night.
Unfortunately, the pain came back yesterday afternoon and I returned to the hospital where they admitted me to stay overnight.
My doctors have decided to operate and remove my gall bladder tomorrow morning.
It’s a routine procedure and all going well, I expect to be fully recovered and back on my feet in time for my US True Tour.
Thanks for your concern everyone, it means a lot to me!”
Doctors expect the procedure to be routine, and for Avicii to be able to embark on his True Tour next month.