Avicii to Undergo Surgery, Cancels Ultra Appearance
EDM star Avicii has had to call off a headlining appearance at Miami's Ultra Festival this coming Saturday so that he can have his gall bladder removed.
Ultra announced on Friday evening that Deadmau5 would replace Avicii on the bill.
The Swedish DJ, born Tim Bergling, was scheduled to play a show at SLS South Beach in Miami Beach on Thursday, but shortly before he was supposed to perform, Australian duo Cazzette informed the crowd that he would not be appearing, citing his trip to the hospital.
The next day, Avicii posted the following on his Facebook page:
"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!"
Avicii is in the midst of a five-night set at the Miami hotel, which he confirmed last month as the newest iteration of his Avicii Hotel series.