Swedish DJ Avicii calls off shows due to health09 september 2014, 15:13
Acclaimed Swedish DJ Avicii on Monday called off all his remaining shows for health reasons after undergoing surgery earlier this year, AFP reports.
Avicii -- who turned 25 on Monday -- has postponed all shows "until further notice so he can fully recuperate from lingering health issues related to surgeries that removed his gall bladder and appendix" in March, a statement from his management said.
The electronica star is resting at home in Stockholm "so he can regain his strength and physical well-being before the release of a new album project next year," it said.
Avicii had planned to headline next month's Storm Festival in Shanghai, the second edition of the concert aimed at tapping a rising Chinese demand for electronic music.
The DJ had also planned five shows in Las Vegas and two performances in Japan over the next two months. He was also due to play TomorrowWorld, the US spinoff of Belgium's TomorrowLand electronica festival, which takes place later this month near Atlanta.
Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, scored an international hit last year with his track "Wake Me Up," featuring the voice of the American R&B singer Aloe Blacc.