Sources close to TMZ report Avicii was released from a Miami hospital around 9pm EST on Thursday for unidentified reasons. He was staying at the SLS hotel and was anticipated to play a show at the well-known setting tonight, but, within the last few hours the show was annulled and viewers were left speculating what happened. Sources of TMZ also report he is no longer staying at the hotel.SLS was so thrilled for the concert by the world renowned DJ, they even retitled the Miami landmark “Avicii Hotel” for the week. Appreciatively, Avicii’s good friend Alesso stepped in to help out a pal so the show could go on. “At the hospital. Extremely bummed about missing my show at the Avicii Hotel. My brother @Alesso is stepping up and covering for me. <3 — Tim Bergling (@Avicii)”
This isn’t the first time Avicii’s well-being has held him back and resulted in cancelled shows. The producer/DJ knows he has the tendency to burn the candle at both ends and it ultimately all catches up with him: “I was drinking a whole lot more and I was going to after-parties and just generally not being very professional… but my body just couldn’t take it and I ended up in the hospital at the beginning of last year, like a year ago, really because of drinking.”
In a party setting where everyone wants more, more, more and they want it now, now, now–are we forcing these entertainers to drink and party and push their bodies past their perimeters on an almost nightly basis? Being a poster child for partying has severe costs, could Avicii be feeling them even at his young age? In all honesty, we don’t know precisely why his night started with a trip to the hospital, but what we do know is that Avicii would never take disappointing his fans by calling off a show carelessly. Until we know more, let’s keep him in our thoughts and send encouraging vibes of speedy recovery his way. I’m sure even if the show that Alesso put on was good, it still isn’t Avicii.
In “Hollywood”, the party scene is pretty much unavoidable; especially in the entertainment industry. It seems as though the partying is becoming too much for Avicii. Apparently, this isn’t the first time he’s had to cancel a show due to health reasons and some might say that’s a problem. I don’t know if he is an addict or not and that’s not for me to say but if he keeps having health issues due to partying, maybe he should reevaluate some of his decisions. Ending up in the hospital frequently isn’t something anyone wants. It would be nice if the stars starting publicizing more of a sober environment to party in as opposed to being under the influence at parties. Hopefully, Avicii can get back on his feet and back to doing shows or his fans will be very disappointed. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-951-6135.