Avicii Cancels Ultra 2014 Headlining Slot, Replaced by Deadmau5
Avicii has canceled his Ultra Music Festival headlining set.
And now the fest's reps have confirmed that he will not be performing at Ultra 2014.
UPDATE Check out Crossfade's Ultra 2014 recap, "Deadmau5 Subs for Avicii, Plays 'Levels,' Pisses Off Tiesto for Being 'Sarcastic.'"
See also: Avicii Rushed to Hospital in Miami
In speaking with the Miami Herald, Avicii's manager, Ash Pournouri, said he "was with Tim at the hospital last night and this morning. He was really disappointed that he wasn't able... to perform for all his fans."
According to the Herald, the DJ is being evaluated for surgery to remove his gall bladder.
Announcing the cancellation, Ultra tweeted that:
Within minutes, the fest was also revealing the ailing EDMer's replacement as the Saturday-night headliner, tweeting:
Avicii -- real name Tim Bergling -- has a reputation for partying hard. In a 2013 GQ profile, the superstar DJ spoke about his excessive drinking. "You are traveling around, you live in a suitcase, you get to this place, there's free alcohol everywhere -- it's sort of weird if you don't drink," he told the magazine.
UPDATE Avicii will be having surgery to remove his gall bladder. He released this statement:
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!
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