Avicii Talks Illness, Fame and Retiring at Age 26

by Scott Roxborough

“I’m happier, more stress-free than I’ve been in a long time.”

Avicii looks tired. Tired, but happy.

The Swedish electronic dance music superstar is en route from Bahrain, where he was the headline act for Bahrain Grand Prix concert series, stopping over for a few hours in Cannes before heading out for the final stretch of what, if the 26-year-old DJ is to be believed, will be his final tour.

Last week, Avicii, who also goes by his given name, Tim Bergling, shocked his millions-strong global fan base when he announced his retirement from live touring in an emotional letter he posted on his website.