6 years ago Calvin Harris had a near death experience.
In response to a tweet from Dancing Astronaut, it was revealed that Calvin Harris’s heart had to be restarted in the emergency room. The tidbit of information was commented by Harris on a video of him “going off” during his EDC set that summer (May 19).
“Interesting year for me, 2014,” the “Summer” artist began. “Started with me knocking myself off number 1 in the U.K. and ended with my heart getting restarted in the ER … This sort of stuff happened in between.”
Interesting year for me 2014, started with me knocking myself off number 1 in the UK and ended with my heart getting restarted in the ER…this sort of stuff happened in between https://t.co/BS0JqXmyhY— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) May 20, 2020
According to a since-deleted tweet from the BBC News, that same year Calving Harris pulled out from the MTV EMA’s citing “heart problems” for his absence.
Later in 2018, he revealed that he was diagnosed with arrhythmia—a condition where the heart beats too fast or too slow, or at an irregular pace.
Fast forward to 2018, Harris opened up about his sobriety in a Twitter Q&A. “The last thing I want to do is down 2 bottles of jack daniels a night, live on Greggs pasties and sleep on an absolutely stinking bus all year, scream down a mic for 55 minutes and pretend to play a keyboard 5x a week those days are behind me son [sic]”.
Calvin Harris’s heart seems to have improved since the scary experience. When a fan praised Harris for being sober he responded, “Aye things are a bit less fun but haven’t had an arrhythmia since 2014”.
H/T: US Magazine