Fans support DJ Avicii's big announcement

Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has been inundated with support from fans and peers after announcing he will stop touring at the end of the year.

The Swedish DJ and producer posted a letter on his official website saying while he will continue to make music: "I've decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows."

The 26-year-old said he came to realise he was in need of a lifestyle change saying "there's so much I want to do with my life".

"Two weeks ago, I took the time to drive across the U.S. with my friends and team, to just look and see and think about things in a new way," he said.

"It really helped me realize that I needed to make the change that Id been struggling with for a while."

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Posted by Avicii on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fans and musicians threw up their arms in support for the globe-trotting DJ, with many praising his new-found realisation.

"Bye @Avicii, hello Tim Bergling. Live the life you've always wanted, Avicii shouldn't be your identity. You're more than that," a fan tweeted.

"Sorry to see you go @Avicii, the impact you had on dance music will forever be felt. Follow your path to happiness wherever it takes you," another wrote.

It didn't take long for fellow musicians and DJs to applaud Bergling - best known for his hits including Levels, Wake Me Up and Hey Brother - for his announcement.

"I'll always have a massive amount of respect for @Avicii. He's probably one of the biggest reasons I started making music in the first place," Dj Zaxx also known as Greg Zaccagnino tweeted.

The Chainsmokers took to Twitter to thank Bergling and to congratulate the DJ on his "new beginnings".

"Much love to @Avicii and his new beginnings! Thanks for being so inspiring to us and we wish you the best man!" The American DJ duo said.

"No matter what people say @Avicii will always be a legend in our world, he amongst a few others opened so many doors for the next generation," Marshmello Music added.

While the news of his retirement from the stage may come as a shock, it was his sign off that caught fans way off guard.

The DJ finished his message by giving away his mobile phone number.

"P.S. I've got a new phone so you can text me re all this +46769436383. Please bare with me I might not be super quick to reply . X."

While the phone is currently disconnected and AAP is yet to receive a reply, fans (including us) are hopeful Bergling will get in touch.

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