Paul van Dyk has spoken out about his life-threatening stage fall during a candid interview at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event.
The accident, which occurred during a performance for A State Of Trance back in 2016, left van Dyk with serious spinal and brain injuries, resulting in a three-month recovery period for the German trance legend.
Speaking about the fall, van Dyk said, “I don’t remember it at all and I think the brain does that to protect itself. I know there is video out there of me falling but I can’t look at it. It wouldn’t be good for me.”
The DJ and producer went on to detail his disappointment in the reaction to the accident from the event's organisers, ALDA Events B.V, saying, “Up to this point, none of these guys involved picked up the phone to call me and ask me how I am.”
“If you come to my house and slip and break an arm, I will call you and see how you are doing. But with these guys, no way, it goes to tell you about the characters of the people involved,” he said.
Despite the accident, PVD has returned to fantastic form in the last 12 months including releasing his new (and ninth!) studio album, 'Music Rescues Me', and starting an all-new residency at Privilege Ibiza, titled SHINE.
Paul van Dyk also came in at No. 55 in this year's Top 100 DJs poll — read PVD's full profile here.
Paul van Dyk was on our North America cover earlier this year — read the feature in full.