PewDiePie announces YouTube hiatus after growing "very tired"
16 December 2019, 12:00 | Updated: 16 December 2019, 12:15
"I'm tired. I'm feeling very tired. I don't know if you can tell."
The popular YouTuber, who has 102 million subscribers, revealed the news to his fans in his latest Pew News video. "I am taking a break from YouTube next year," he began. "I wanted to say it in advance because I made up my mind. I'm tired. I'm feeling very tired. I don't know if you can tell. Just so you know, early next year I'll be away for a little while. I'll explain that later but I wanted to give a heads up."
It hasn't exactly been a secret that PewDiePie – born Felix Kjellberg – was thinking of taking some time off, though. In August, he admitted he wanted to take a YouTube hiatus. "I do think it would be good for me to take a break at some point," he said. "It would be nice to not have YouTube in my brain for the first time in 10 years."
Needless to say, PewDiePie's fans were sad to see him go – but they thought he deserved the break.
PewDiePie just announced that he will be taking a break from YouTube starting next year, for me it is very sad but realizing that the past years have been very tiring for him also mentioning all these fucking cancelling woke bitches going after him everyday, I can't blame him. pic.twitter.com/JdhAbvD9T1— cloud (@SeraCld) December 14, 2019
I don’t understand why y’all hating on pewdiepie— Gurgle 3.0 (@gurgle3000) December 16, 2019
Like I heard about the year long break and I was like “damn I’m gonna miss him”
And then you psychopaths were like
“YYYEEAAHHH LETS FUCKIN PARTY”
I don’t get it
PewDiePie : I'm taking a break from YouTube.— Vrinda Bhargava (@BhargavaVrinda) December 15, 2019
19 Year olds : *Start suffering from PewDiePie withdrawal symptoms.*
Pewdiepie just announced in today's video that next year he will be taking a break from youtube for a while.— elle (@LaKooKoo) December 14, 2019
Thanks Pewds for uploading almost daily for the past 9 years, take all the break you need.
Remember to unchain @sivemorten from your basement before you leave, kay?
OMG WHAT PEWDIEPIE IS TAKING A BREAK NEXT YEAR!— Unwanted Boomer 🌲🌲🌲 (@TheUnwantedFool) December 14, 2019
Glad he is gonna take a break, though I will miss him.
Also thank fucking god he is taking a break. Making a daily video to the largest audience on youtube must drive a man fucking insane.
PewDiePie found fame on YouTube in 2010 and his popularity has only grown since then. In 2016, TIME named him one of The World's 100 Most Influential People. He was also named the highest paid YouTuber of 2016 and 2017 by Forbes, and he's believed to be worth £22million.
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However, his time on the platform hasn't been without its controversies. In 2017, PewDiePie was dropped from a lucrative deal with Disney for his antisemitic language. He was also pulled up on racist language used in a live stream later that year, and for sharing a meme that mocked Demi Lovato after she was admitted to hospital following a drug overdose.