Avicii Cancels Ultra 2014 Headlining Slot, Replaced by Deadmau5

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Avicii has canceled his Ultra Music Festival headlining set.

Last night, the Swedish superstar also nixed a show as part of his Avicii Hotel takeover of the SLS before before being rushed to the hospital after he "got sick," according to a member of his team.

And now the fest's reps have confirmed that he will not be performing at Ultra 2014.

UPDATE Check out Crossfade's Ultra 2014 recap, "Deadmau5 Subs for Avicii, Plays 'Levels,' Pisses Off Tiesto for Being 'Sarcastic.'"

See also: Avicii Rushed to Hospital in Miami

In speaking with the Miami Herald, Avicii's manager, Ash Pournouri, said he "was with Tim at the hospital last night and this morning. He was really disappointed that he wasn't able... to perform for all his fans."

According to the Herald, the DJ is being evaluated for surgery to remove his gall bladder.

Announcing the cancellation, Ultra tweeted that:

Within minutes, the fest was also revealing the ailing EDMer's replacement as the Saturday-night headliner, tweeting:

Avicii -- real name Tim Bergling -- has a reputation for partying hard. In a 2013 GQ profile, the superstar DJ spoke about his excessive drinking. "You are traveling around, you live in a suitcase, you get to this place, there's free alcohol everywhere -- it's sort of weird if you don't drink," he told the magazine.

UPDATE Avicii will be having surgery to remove his gall bladder. He released this statement:

I'm really sorry but as some of you have already heard, I will not be playing Ultra Festival this weekend.

My fans know that I have had issues in the past with my stomach and pancreatitis...I woke up on Wednesday morning with serious pain but I flew to Miami anyway, hoping that it would go away. The pain was still there when I landed so I went straight to hospital. I was treated and left later that night.

Unfortunately, the pain came back yesterday afternoon and I returned to the hospital where they admitted me to stay overnight.

My doctors have decided to operate and remove my gall bladder tomorrow morning.

It's a routine procedure and all going well, I expect to be fully recovered and back on my feet in time for my US True Tour.

Thanks for your concern everyone, it means a lot to me!

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Snowdog09
Snowdog09

EVERYONE TRYING TO DISS AVICII, GO TO HELL, HES BETTER AND MORE DIGNIFIED THAN DEADMOU5, HE INSPIRED ME TO GET INTO EDM

Chris Arana
Chris Arana

Oh they replaced the cheese with ummmmm more cheese #fail

Roger Smith
Roger Smith

Hey Chris, where do you get dabs in Miami? I thought you could only buy hash wax in California

Isora Orue
Isora Orue

That's so messed up. It's bad enough ultra is ridiculously expensive. Two people have already pulled out. Wack!

Daniel Jorgensen
Daniel Jorgensen

Avicii sucks anyways. Most of you clowns wouldn't know good music if it slapped you in the face... Dixon for president!

A Lee Turner
A Lee Turner

That's a better deal any second of the week.

Jen Paez
Jen Paez

Good! Now everyone go home

Hannah Arocha
Hannah Arocha

Omg its not drugs. He has something wrong with his gallbladder and he has to get it removed.. How about reading up on things before making assumptions?

Panayiotis Neocleous
Panayiotis Neocleous

All of u dj are too expensive for nothing , u r killing yr selves in the name of money.and the meaning of a festival and music is gone.

Chris Prout
Chris Prout

I remember my first beer. Pull it together Avicii!

Lady Jacqueline
Lady Jacqueline

400 dollars for the ticket? Then you stay away with 400$ in your pocket.

Lady Jacqueline
Lady Jacqueline

Unfortunately that's the price you pay by being DJ. Your health! But they know that...the dj's.

Lucy Skipp Craft
Lucy Skipp Craft

Idiots, he had to have his gal bladder removed. Go home, get the f out of Miami

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

And go eat a bag of baby dicks Ken Argüelles

Pablo Zaldivar
Pablo Zaldivar

The kid has an insane amount of work ethic and a great deal of talent, which I can't say that about a lot of people. He's Swedish. Being a working Underground DJ myself for over 33 years in every genre and sub genre, you couldn't begin to understand the work involved in preparing for every aspect of these gigs. Don't hate on somebody on their successes and down them when they fall. At one point in your life you'll see how your actions affect other people because you will face your karma. We are all only human. If you want to get ahead you gotta hustle. Exhaustion is hustling way to fast and hard.

Dave Denis
Dave Denis

Swedish Music Superstar..............(Giggles).

Mau5isoverrated
Mau5isoverrated

Thanks for the Avicii Hotel money, suuuuuccckkkers!!!  And therein lies the problem with these flavors of the month DJs.  They rise too fast and crash and burn in the most epic FAIL fashion ever.  Thanks for Levels, I guess....

Claudia Narbona
Claudia Narbona

Why is everyone such assholes?!! You should not wish death upon anyone. Maybe the guy really had health issues. Who are you idiots to be judging him? Avicii is a great dj that takes risks. People r so dumb.

Jorge Ospina
Jorge Ospina

Arrogant because he is successful, I see your logic

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

It's all good Miami New Times. I'm doing some dabs to calm me down. I just hate DeadMau5. That arrogant prick can go get eaten by some great whites off miami beach for all I care

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Chris, my bad, thought you were referring to Avicii. Yes, Deadmau5 is Canadian. Calm down, why are you so damn angry?

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

You guys know shit about absolutely nothing...

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Chris, um, Avicii is Swedish, but close enough I guess.

John Cowart
John Cowart

Avicii is a pussy! Can't handle the drugs, shouldn't do the drugs! #aviciithebitch

dragonkin013
dragonkin013

or he fucked up his gallbladder because of excessive drinking.

Snowdog09
Snowdog09

He had medical issues before, shut up

Snowdog09
Snowdog09

All the gall bladder does is hold bile. Bile breaks up fats/lipids. Liver filters the alcohol

dragonkin013
dragonkin013

@Snowdog09  and the gallbladder. Alcohol affects both as they are connected.

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