Avicii Finally Reveals The Reason Behind His Retirement From Touring

Avicii Retirement

Avicii‘s retirement from touring last year left many in the music industry, as well as his fans, shocked. The Swedish superstar was at the top of his game when he announced his decision to take a break from touring, citing health concerns. However, the ‘Wake Me Up’ producer just released a brand new EP titled AVĪCI (01), and also has a documentary ‘True Stories‘ coming out later this year.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Swede opened up about taking the decision to retire from touring. Explaining the entire ordeal, he said:

I needed to figure out my life. The whole thing was about success for the sake of success. I wasn’t getting any happiness anymore.

Touching upon some earlier incidents, including being hospitalized due to pancreatitis or other health issues, he says:

It was hard. I looked at myself like, “Fuck, you should’ve really stood up for yourself more there. Come on, Tim!” Why didn’t I stop the ship earlier?. The one thing that kept me from stopping was that I felt weird – like, “Why the fuck can’t I enjoy this like all the other DJs?” But I’m starting to realize that a lot of the DJs who look excited at every show have the same thoughts.

You can check out the full interview here.

Source: Rolling Stone