Tragedy struck fans and attendees at ASOT 750 in Utrecht, as Paul Van Dyk devastated all when he fell from the main stage. Van Dyk fell an appalling 20 feet, which resulted in the closing of the main stage as well as the cancellation of Armin van Buuren‘s closing vinyl set. Immediate information pertaining to Paul Van Dyk’s condition surrounding the incident was scarce, however Van Dyk’s team has updated fans as to the severity of his injuries.
In an official statement, Paul Van Dyk’s management stated that the German trance legend sustained serious injuries, which included a concussion in addition to a fractured vertebrae. While no statement has been released as to the cause of the accident, Paul is reported to be conscious and well, and is looking forward to making a full recovery.
As anticipated, Paul Van Dyk’s upcoming shows have been cancelled as a result of his injuries. Markus Schulz has officially taken Paul Van Dyk’s spot on the EDC Mexico roster, and it is expected that others will follow suit and attempt to fill voids left by Van Dyk on other lineups. Paul Van Dyk truly is a superlative performer in his own right, and his efforts have influenced the trance realm in monumental ways. His presence will be surely missed, as no one can fill the void left by Paul Van Dyk. We send our thoughts, love and hope to Paul and his loved ones during this difficult time, and wish him both a full and expeditious recovery. Get well soon Paul!