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Popular Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has revealed that doctors saved his life in 2014 by restarting his heart.

The 36-year-old took to Twitter to recall his brush with death.

“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,” Harris wrote while responding to a video posted by a fan.

It was a video of his high energy DJ set back in 2014.

In November of 2014, Harris had to pull out of major gigs, including a performance at the MTV European Music Awards, due to “some heart problems”.

In 2014, Harris enjoyed huge success with the release of his track ‘Summer’. He went on to collaborate with Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding, and then got in the news for his romances with Ora and Taylor Swift.

At the time of dropping out of MTV European Music Awards, he tweeted: “No EMAs for me this weekend. Got some heart problems. Heading home to see if it can be fixed.”

He later confirmed that he had been diagnosed with arrhythmia, which made him give up alcohol.

“Things are a bit less fun but haven’t had an arrhythmia since 2014,” he tweeted in 2018 after a fan questioned about his sober lifestyle.

“Wouldn’t dream of encouraging anyone to drink two bottles a night and live off the baker — got me in a right old state,” he added.