Thursday 22 August, 2019

Avicii said 'I'm going to die' 6 months before his death

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii may have predicted his own death. In a documentary titled 'Avicii: True Stories' which was released last October, he warned that he was  "going to die".  

Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, retired from touring in 2016, citing health concerns such as acute pancreatitis, which was due in part to excessive drinking. In the documentary, which followed his life over the course of four years, Avicii had stated several times that the touring lifestyle was going to kill him but he was being pressured to continue. 

Avicii said that he expected more support on his decision to retire given his mental and physical health issues. 

"When I decided to stop, I expected something completely different. I expected support, particularly considering everything I have been through. Everyone knows that I've had anxiety and that I have tried. I did not expect that people would try to pressure me into doing more gigs."

In 2014, he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis at the age of 21 and was hospitalised that same year to remove his gallbladder and appendix. 

Between 2012 and 2016, he reportedly made nearly $90 million making up to $250,000 a night for sold-out shows.

"They have seen how ill I have felt by doing it, but I had a lot of push-back when I wanted to stop doing gigs. I have said, like, I'm going to die. I have said it so many times. And so I don't want to hear that I should entertain the thought of doing another gig," he added. 

Just before his death, he had been nominated for a Billboard Music Awards for Top Dance/Electronic Album. The documentary which was apparently made available on Netflix has been removed following his death.

 

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