DJ Paul Van Dyk Announces Return After Suffering Serious Injury

25 May 2016 | 12:20 pm | Staff Writer

"It's been the most difficult challenge I have ever been through."

Legendary German producer Paul Van Dyk has announced he will return to the stage next month, three months after he suffered a serious injury during a performance in the Netherlands

The Grammy Award-winning DJ took to his Facebook earlier today to address his fans. 

"It's been 3 months since my life changed in a way I never thought possible; it's been the most difficult challenge I have ever been through," Van Dyk's statement reads.

"Although there is a long way ahead for me to completely recover, I am positive, optimistic and doing absolutely everything I can to get back to my passion and share with you my love for music, to share more unforgettable moments and to live this second chance to the maximum — to live it grateful and happier than ever."

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Van Dyk suffered a concussion and cracked vertebrae after falling from the stage at A State Of Trance Festival and was immediately taken to hospital following the injury. He has not performed since the accident.

"To all of you all over the world who sent love, good wishes and prayers, I want to thank each one of you who took the time for me," the statement continues.

"There are no words to express what I have felt, but I can tell you that many tears filled my eyes seeing them, so thank you. I needed that positive energy more than you imagine.

"In mid-June, I’m returning to do what I love doing the most and am looking forward to seeing you all again!"

Read the full statement below.