Youtube sensation, PewDiePie, has shockingly announced a hiatus from YouTube after claiming to be “very tired.”
The Swedish vlogger and comedian, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has amassed a staggering 102 million subscribers and 24 billion video views since joining the video-making platform in 2006.
The 30-year-old vlogger announced his break during his most recent ‘PewsNews’ video.
“I am taking a break from YouTube next year. I wanted to say it in advance because I made up my mind,” he revealed.
He continued: “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.”
The YouTube star had hinted back in August that he would be taking a break from uploading content to his channel.
“I do think it would be good for me to take a break at some point. It would be nice to not have YouTube in my brain for the first time in 10 years,” he said at the time.
The star rose to fame by uploading Minecraft and other gaming videos to his channel and has since gone on to hold the title as the most subscribed to channel for more than five years.
Despite his success, PewDiePie has been involved in several online controversies over the years, including accusations of antisemitism after featuring Nazi imagery in a series of videos back in 2017.
This lead to him being dropped from a number of endorsement deals, including a deal with Disney, as well as a huge loss of subscribers. YouTube bosses also halted a planned series with the star.
But despite, his controversial past, the popular vlogger remains at the top of the list of the 100 most influential people in digital media for 2019, Sky reports.