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Ultra Music Festival headliner recovers from surgery

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MIAMI (WSVN) -- A Swedish DJ scheduled to perform Saturday at this year's Ultra Music Festival was forced to cancel his appearance in order to undergo gall bladder surgery.

Tim Bergling, better known to electronica fans as Avicii, was rushed to a Miami hospital Thursday with severe abdominal pain, nausea, and fever.

He sent out a tweet Thursday evening informing his Twitter followers he had been hospitalized:

"@avicii: At the hospital. Extremely bummed about missing my show at the Avicii Hotel. My brother @Alesso is stepping up and covering for me. <3"

The tweet was later deleted.

Avicii was also forced to cancel a gig scheduled for Thursday night at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel on 17th Street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. As stated in his tweet, the artist referred to fellow Swedish DJ Alessandro Lindblad, also known as Alesso, who performed on his behalf.

Avicii is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days while he recovers.

The 2014 Ultra Music Festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

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