29 people hospitalised at Avicii show in Toronto

Most were suffering from the effects of alcohol

29 people were hospitalised at an Avicii show in Toronto on Saturday night (May 17).

The show at the 20,000 capacity Rogers Centre saw medics at the venue “overwhelmed” by the amount of people falling ill at the sold-out concert, most due to the affects of alcohol, with one person treated for drug use. There was also one arrest, reports the Huffington Post. 10 people were taken to hospital before the Swedish producer and DJ arrived onstage at 11pm, local time.

Avicii recently had to pull out of the Ultra Music Festival in order to have his gall bladder removed. He was taken ill in Miami and diagnosed with a blocked gall bladder and underwent surgery. Deadmau5 was named as his replacement at the event.


“[Avicii] has been diagnosed as having a blocked gall bladder and is currently being evaluated for a potential surgery to remove his gall bladder,” read a statement issued by Avicii’s team. “He has had to cancel all his commitments for the week, including a highly anticipated headline performance at the ULTRA Music Festival.”

Avicii also tweeted about his illness, assuring fans that was fine and would return to action shortly.