DJ Tiesto: 'I'll live 'til I'm 90'

Interview by Oli Wilson and words by Kirstie Andrews
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DJ Tiesto says he's seen a psychic who predicted that he'll live until the age of 90.

The announcement comes a week after the DJ and producer was forced to deny reports that he'd died in a car crash, after false internet rumours.

He told Newsbeat: "Tiesto is alive and kicking!

"I actually went to a psychic and they said I'm going to be 90 years old, so I have a long time to live."

Reports had circulated on sites including Twitter that he had died in an accident after losing control of his vehicle in California.

Twitter take-up

The DJ said the rumours had actually been quite positive though: "It made me realise a lot of people love me in the world.

"Everybody was shocked and sent messages like, 'Oh, I hope it's not true' and 'I hope you're OK', so it was actually a good thing.

"I got 10,000 more followers in one day on Twitter."

He said there was absolutely no truth in any of the rumours, which surface every couple of years and revealed how the whole thing started: "It's just a website where you can make your own fake articles.

"Someone thought it was funny to make a fake article about me. Then it blew up. I think people don't really check the news sources and started to believe it."

Tiesto - real name Tijs Michiel Verwest - has released four studio albums during his 15-year career, the last being 2009's Kaleidoscope.

He currently has a Monday night slot at Ibiza club Privilege and is touring Europe.

His only UK gig this summer is at Victoria Park in London on 30 July.

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