After Avicii's death, I needed to reorganise my life: DJ David Guetta
Following the death of Swedish DJ and producer Avicii’s death earlier this year, French DJ David Guetta said he made a few decisions to change his lifestyle. “We were all incredibly shocked by what happened. I could see it coming in myself, this depression. And I’m a happy person. But I realised I needed to reorganise my life to stay like this. I remember Avicii telling me how many shows he was doing a year and thinking, ‘This is horrible. It’s a torture’,” the 50-year-old artiste said in an interview with a leading media organisation.
He added that everyone in the music world was “incredibly shocked” when the 28-year-old star died in a reported suicide in April. “It’s hard to say no. You want to do what’s right for your career. But if you keep saying yes, one day you’ll fall.”
He called the lifestyle of people in the industry damaging. “In our world, we all have one thing in common, which is this deeply strange lifestyle that puts you in a weak place emotionally. If you’re an artiste, in my opinion, it means you feel you have something to say, and you look at the world in a slightly different way. And the fact that we can do that is probably because we’re hypersensitive,” he said.