BREAKING: Martin Garrix cancels all upcoming shows due to ankle injury
A May 25 stage jump gone awry via Martin Garrix’s OMNIA Las Vegas performance caused an unforeseen ankle injury for the 23 year old. After championing passed the pain for a brief stint in the time following, a pain-stricken Garrix pulled the plug on the show in order to receive medical attention. While the accident wasn’t initially believed to be too serious, he was transported to the hospital in an ambulance as a precaution and in the days following, reassured fans that his “ankle was recovering.”
As of early Wednesday morning, recovery looks less expedient than initially thought. Garrix and his team have released a press statement explaining that he must cancel all of his upcoming performances due to mandatory surgery. The superstar DJ/producer was scheduled to appear at a handful of locations throughout the month of June including South Korea, Chicago, Washington D.C. and another performance in Las Vegas for his OMNIA residency.
“It is with deepest regrets that Martin Garrix has to announce that he is forced to cancel all his shows the coming weeks due to a serious ankle injury suffered during his show in Las Vegas on May 25th.
Even though feeling positive after some days of rest, further examinations have determined that all his ankle ligaments are torn and surgery is needed to prevent permanent damage to his ankle. Therefore Garrix is forced to follow the specialist’s advice and cancel all his shows for at least the upcoming four weeks.
Garrix: “’I’m devastated that I have to cancel these shows since nothing makes me happier than performing for you guys. I feel most alive when I’m on stage, seeing you guys smile. I was really looking forward to it and I never want to disappoint my fans. Unfortunately this is out of my control and I will need a surgery and enough rest to fully recover. If I won’t get surgery now I might permanently damage my ankle, which could mean I won’t be able to perform at all anymore. I want to thank everyone for their continuous support and I hope to be able to get back on stage to perform for you guys again really soon.’”
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