German trance legend Paul van Dyk is reportedly stable in hospital after falling off the stage at the A State Of Trance (ASOT) event in Utrecht on Saturday night (February 27th).
The DJ/producer is thought to have fallen 15-20 feet through a gap in the side of the stage at the ASOT 15th birthday bash.
Van Dyk was airlifted to hospital by helicopter, and Armin Van Buuren’s subsequent set on the main stage — which was to be a vinyl-only session — was cancelled out of respect for the trance pioneer.
DJs from inside and outside the trance scene — including Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten and DJ Pierre — posted their get well wishes to PvD via Twitter.
A statement on Paul’s Facebook page said: “Thank you for the overwhelming show of love and support for Paul… Paul is currently in the hospital. Further details about the cause of this accident or the injuries sustained by Paul are not yet available. We will post an update as soon as possible.”
It was initially thought that Paul had suffered head injuries. However, Dash Berlin tweeted some good news to fans: “For everyone that’s worried, I’m very relieved to have just heard that @paulvandyk was very lucky and is stable.”
PvD is one of the biggest names in global dance music. He started his career in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and throughout the ‘90s he pioneered the trance sound thanks to classics such as ‘For An Angel’.
Just before the Millennium he landed a residency at Gatecrasher in The UK and his popularity continued to grow. He won DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll in 2005 and 2006, and has remained one of dance music’s biggest pulls ever since.
One of the nicest guys in the business, DJ Mag wishes Paul a speedy recovery.
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