Dance music DJ Eric Prydz has cancelled his Australian and New Zealand tour.
Despite two years of hard work behind the scenes to bring the DJ to the southern hemisphere, Prydz stayed in London after failing to overcome his fear of flying.
Prydz’s fear of flying has been widely documented. He has been working to resolve these issues over the last 24 months and was confident he would be able to travel to Australia and New Zealand.
A spokesperson for the tour group said despite initially getting on the plane, Eric’s fear of flying ultimately got the better of him and he was taken off the flight. He then made three further unsuccessful attempts with other flights -“ with the same unfortunate result.
His management issued the following statement:
“It is with great regret that we must announce that Eric Prydz has not travelled to Australia. It has been well documented that Eric has had a history of air travel issues and regrettably after having boarded his flight in London he had to leave the flight and was unable to re-board.
“Another flight was then re-booked for the following day but again after boarding the flight, a panic attack ensued and he again had to leave the airplane, it was then decided to abort the tour. This is huge disappointment for all concerned, especially Eric and he sincerely apologises to all ticketholders of his scheduled events.”
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