YouTube star, content creator PewDiePie to take a hiatus in 2020.
Last Modified: Dec 17, 2019
PewDiePie, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, revealed that he is taking a break from YouTube in early 2020.
The 30-year-old star said to his 102 million subscribers in a video uploaded on December 14, 2019,
“I am taking (a) break from YouTube next year. 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 ... early next year I'll be away for a little while. I'll explain that later but I wanted to give a heads up."
The Swedish vlogger who married Marzia Bisognin, 27 on August 19, 2019, is the first individual creator to reach 100 million subscribers on YouTube the same week.
Deemed by the news outlet as controversial YouTuber, he often vlogs about video games, memes and controversial scandals in the YouTube community in Pew News.
Just days later after posting the video, PewDiePie deleted his Twitter account after uploading a video on December 16 titled I hate twitter.
Before Kjellberg, numerous YouTubers have taken hiatus. YouTuber Markiplier took a hiatus in September 2017 following the death of fellow YouTuber and friend Daniel Kyre by suicide.
YouTuber Lily Singh who is now a host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh also took a hiatus to focus on herself and mental health in November 2018.