Good news for Paul van Dyk fans after his stage fall at Armin's 'A State of Trance 750' event back in February is he is well on the way to making a full return to scene and should be banging the beats out again mid June...
The dance scene has been missing one of its icons over the past three months with Paul van Dyk recovering from a very nasty stage fall at Armin’s ‘A State of Trance 750’ event back in February. The specific details of his injuries have never really been explained but I understand he suffered a very serious head injury due to the fall, which was from some considerable height.
He has had a good team of doctors getting him back to health back in Berlin and this week he issues a statement on his current condition and when he is likely to be ready for a return to full time duties. His weekly radio show has been on somewhat of a hiatus for the past few weeks and when he returns I’m sure he has some special planned for episode 500. From his statement this week he should be back to banging out the beats in the middle of next month, great news!
PAUL'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT
It's been 3 months since my life changed in a way I never thought possible; it's been the most difficult challenge I have ever been through. Although there is a long way ahead for me to completely recover, I am positive, optimistic and doing absolutely everything I can to get back to my passion and share with you my love for music, to share more unforgettable moments and to live this second chance to the maximum -- to live it grateful and happier than ever.
It's very hard to write down everything I would like to say but I know a lot of you are worried, so I'll try my best…
To the dedicated team of doctors, trainers, nurses and hospital staff in Utrecht & Berlin who have helped -- and who continue to help with my medical rehabilitation and care, thank you so very much. Really, I will never be able to express the depth of my appreciation for your expertise and therapy. It feels like a miracle that I’m alive and an even bigger one that I’ll soon be able to follow my passion again, thanks to your help.
To my family, friends and team for being by my side every step of the way, I’ll be forever grateful for your love, support, encouragement and positivity over these tough months.
To the promoters, business partners and colleagues who covered for me, believed in me, allowed me the time to get better and who are welcoming me back with open arms, from the bottom of my heart…thank you. In this day and age, it’s not the norm and I’m very touched by it.
To all of you all over the world who sent love, good wishes and prayers, I want to thank each one of you who took the time for me. There are no words to express what I have felt, but I can tell you that many tears filled my eyes seeing them, so thank you. I needed that positive energy more than you imagine.
Most of all, I would like to extend my endless gratitude to my wonderful, loving, caring Margarita. You’re the love of my life and there is simply no way I would have been able to get through this hell without you.
In mid-June, I’m returning to do what I love doing the most and am looking forward to seeing you all again!
:: Keep up to date wiith Paul's recovery through his facebook page.