Calvin Harris reveals he died and his heart was 'restarted' by doctors

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Calvin Harris has taken to Twitter to share a shocking health scare he suffered in 2014.

The 36-year-old DJ revealed the news alongside a video of his performance of 'Under Control' at Electric Daisy Carnival festival of the same year.

Calvin Harris has revealed he needed his heart 'restarted' in 2014 by doctors in the ER. Photo: Getty
Calvin Harris has revealed he needed his heart 'restarted' in 2014 by doctors in the ER. Photo: Getty

He wrote, "Interesting year for me 2014, started with me knocking myself off number 1 in the UK and ended with my heart getting restarted in the ER ... this sort of stuff happened in between."

The Scottish producer was diagnosed with arrhythmia, irregular heartbeats, which can cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or at an irregular pace, and was subsequently forced to pull out of the MTV EMAs that year.

The 'Feel So Close' hitmaker made the decision to get sober that year, as he was drinking up to "two bottles" of whiskey a night whilst on tour.

As well as Jack Daniels, Calvin's diet was not the best on tour and he would regularly eat pastries from UK bakery chain Greggs rather than have properly balanced and nutritious meals.

In 2018, when one fan on Twitter said they missed seeing Calvin singing on stage, the 'One Kiss' hitmaker said: "The last thing I want to do is down 2 bottles of Jack Daniels a night, live on Greggs pasties and sleep on an absolutely stinking bus all year, scream down a mic for 55 minutes and pretend to play a keyboard 5x a week those days are behind me son (sic)."

Calvin then responded to another fan who thought he was being "pretentious" and told him to "encourage" young DJs who are just starting out in the business, as he argued he didn't want anyone to follow the path he had.

He said: "Wouldn't dream of encouraging anyone to drink 2 bottle of JD a night and live off Greggs the baker got me in a right old state my dear (sic)."

And when another fan praised him for being four years sober, the 'This Is What You Came For' musician revealed that whilst things might be "a bit less fun" these days, he's in much better health.

He wrote, "Aye things are a bit less fun but haven't had an arrhythmia since 2014 (sic)."

A few months after the shocking health scare, Calvin began dating Taylor Swift.

The pair stayed together for two years before splitting in May 2016 with Calvin telling British GQ that he struggled with the public's obsession over their breakup.

"It's very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly," he said.

"The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicised than the relationship itself. When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus. She respected my feelings in that sense."

The DJ is now dating US model Aarika Wolf with the pair believed to have started dating in 2015.

Calvin Harris with Aarika Wolf
Calvin Harris is now dating Aarika Wolf, the pair pictured here in 2014. Photo: Getty.

With reporting by BANG Showbiz.

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