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Juan Atkins Cancels Gigs Due to ‘Life Threatening’ Kidney Condition




Detroit techno founder Juan was forced to cancel a number of European gigs in Berlin, Milan and Thessaloniki last weekend (February 27) after becoming seriously ill while flying from Detroit to Frankfurt.


Writing on Facebook this week, his management said in an Official Statement that the Godfather of techno is now back home and ‘safely out of risk’ through revealed stark details of his chronic health condition.


“For the last few years due to a total kidney failure caused by diabetes, Juan has been traveling with all necessary equipment to carry out ambulatory peritoneal dialysis on the road,” the statement said.


“Until last weekend the procedure had been working fine, but unfortunately that was not the case Friday the 27th of February.


“During the flight from Detroit to Frankfurt Juan began to feel bad and his condition was so grave that he required emergency medical assistance immediately after the aircraft was landed in Frankfurt due to his life-threatening medical condition.”


“On behalf of Juan Atkins we apologize to all the fans that have been very frustrated by not seeing Juan perform. Although Juan understands their frustration, we also appreciate your understanding for Juan’s commitment to try to do all three shows despite the life-threatening situation he was going through,” they added. (Facebook: )






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