EXCLUSIVE: Avicii Officially Cancels Gig in Dubai!

31 Mar 2014

Swedish DJ Avicii may have already postponed his performance in Dubai

While Avicii recovers from his recent operation, Atlantis The Palm have informed Ahlan! that they have officially cancelled his upcoming gig.

A representative told Ahlan! "Due to the superstar DJ’s health issue, Live at Atlantis featuring Avicii has to be cancelled."

They added: "All online ticket holders who have not collected their physical tickets will be refunded automatically by our online ticket partners. Those guests who bought or collected physical tickets should return the physical ticket to the same ticket vendor in order to be refunded. Table bookers will be contacted directly.

"We wish Avicii a speedy recovery and look forward to bringing him to the Live@Atlantis stage in the very near future."

Sources close to Avicii already suggested that he'd not be able to perform in Dubai on 4 April for Live at Atlantis because he needs time to recover from his recent operation. An insider correctly told Ahlan! that "Avicii will be postponed".

It is the second performance the 24-year-old will have cancelled this year after he was also due to DJ at Ultra Festival in Miami on Saturday night, but was replaced by deadmau5 after he was rushed to hospital after experiencing severe abdominal pain, nausea and fever.

Ultra Festival released a statement saying: “[Avicii] has been diagnosed as having a blocked gall bladder and is currently being evaluated for a potential surgery to remove his gall bladder. He has had to cancel all his commitments for the week, including a highly anticipated performance last night at the Ushuaia Pop Up at the Avicii Hotel at SLS and his headline performance tomorrow at the Ultra Music Festival.”

His sickness proved to be even worse than first anticipated as it was discovered during the operation that he had a ruptured appendix too. The DJ tweeted: “Turns out I had a ruptured appendix on top of my sick gallbladder, both were removed during the operation. Now I feel like s**t but at least I’m on the road to recovery.”

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