Legendary trance producer, Paul Van Dyk, was hospitalized after reportedly falling 15-20 feet through a gab in the stage at an A State Of Trance event in February. As a result, he suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken spine, bruising and an open wound on the back of his head.
In a recent interview with Billboard, he opened up for the first time about the life-threatening fall. Van Dyk said, "The first prognosis that was given to my mom and my fiance the day after the accident was that we can be really happy if the organs that are necessary to be alive will keep functioning."
The German producer has had to learn to walk, speak and eat again. He has said that "[It's] still a long way until I'm at the point where I want to be - and the point that I came from."
"If you have a neurological issue, no case is like the other. In one or two years, I may be back to 100 per cent, or should I say, the new 100 per cent. The doctors say I won’t be able to do as much as I used to do. It’s a long way; it’s a very hard way.”
The outlook looks promising though, as Van Dyk has announced his return to DJing in May, with a current schedule that includes his return to Ibiza and EDC Las Vegas.
We're hoping for a swift and full recovery, and look forward to see his triumphant return at EDC this year.
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