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Juan Atkins cancels shows due to illness

Producer and DJ details health problems via Facebook post

Following the cancellation of three shows last month, Juan Atkins has detailed the extent of his current health problems via a Facebook post. Atkins has been travelling with all the necessary equipment to perform dialysis since experiencing kidney failure. However, at the end of last month, he was forced to cancel a string of three shows after the dialysis treatment he had prepared failed.

A post stated that “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.” Atkins received treatment and decided to head for his Berlin show, but soon relapsed. He also travelled to Thessaloniki and Milan but was not well enough to perform. Since returning to Detroit, Atkins is reported to have recovered, but must adjust treatment before touring internationally.