Tiësto has pulled out of his upcoming performance at Super Bowl LVIII, the DJ announced on Thursday.
The Dutch dance music icon attributed the cancellation to a “personal family emergency” but refrained from revealing details. He was poised to become the first in-game DJ in Super Bowl history.
“Me and my team have been preparing something truly special for months, but a personal family emergency is forcing me to return home Sunday morning,” Tiësto wrote in a post on X. “It was a tough decision to miss the game, but family always comes first.”
Portions of Tiësto’s performance were scheduled to broadcast on CBS’ Super Bowl LVIII broadcast and livestreamed on his social media channels. It’s clear at this time whether or not he is being replaced by another DJ.
Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for February 11th at Allegiant Stadium between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are 1.5-point favorites at the time of writing, per ESPN.