Distressing footage has emerged of DJ Avicii battling health problems in hospital, after it was revealed he tragically died by suicide.
The DJ had been suffering from chronic pancreatitis for a number of years, and passed away last Friday.
He was found dead in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman, aged just 28, and his family have since revealed that, “he really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”
Now a clip, taken from his Netflix documentary, Avicii: True Stories, shows just how much the musician was struggling, as he visibly battles with his health woes.
Lying in a hospital bed, a team of doctors can be heard advising him that he needs to have his gallbladder removed sooner rather than later.
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The video then cuts to him sitting in the back of a vehicle as his manager discusses his work load, including performing at a show the next day and completing a round of interviews.
Shockingly, as he’s saying “yes, sure” his eyes are rolling back and he appears physically exhausted.
The heartbroken family of the Swedish DJ — whose real name is Tim Bergling — earlier released a statement about what he had endured in the lead up to his death.
“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions,” their statement read.
“An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.”
Avicii retired from touring in 2016. His family said he stopped because “he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music”.
“He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace,” the heartbreaking statement continued.
“Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.”
The musician had a history of alcohol abuse and had battled with depression.
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