Paavo Siljamäki is one of the most recognizable figures in electronic music. His exploits as 1/3 of Above & Beyond has transcended Trance music. Throughout the years, Paavo has been a champion and exponent of mental health awareness. He touched on this and many more during his live stream on Instagram this afternoon, March 25, 2020. One critical issue Paavo highlighted was his health. He stated that he was not feeling well and sought medical treatment. Diagnoses from two different doctors and a nurse confirmed his symptoms were consistent with COVID-19.
The devastating news came in the wake of his recent visit to Bali, Indonesia. During this trip, he received a massage from a masseuse who was coughing incessantly. Thereafter, Paavo began exhibiting the COVID-19 symptoms, albeit mild to medium.
He further stated that he has intense chest pains, which he manages with a regime of breathing exercises. In the interim, he continues to battle with intermittent and sporadic fevers. To combat these, Paavo practices meditation, which elevates his spirits and brings his mind back to earth. This helps control his thoughts, and instills positive vibrations to aid his recovery.
On a lighter note, Paavo has been staying busy by keeping himself occupied with Fortnite (username POS313). This has helped cheer him up and before ending his live stream, he played a melodious tune on the piano. A fitting way to say goodbye to those whose feelings are impacted by the music he produces.
From all of us here at OneEDM, get well soon, Paavo!