Who would have known that the EDM world's superstars have some serious troopers among their ranks when it comes to performing under duress? A conversation on Twitter between some of the scene's most prominent figureheads reveals the great lengths some DJ/producers have gone to in order to satisfy their fans - even in the face of dire illness, in some cases.

Jauz was the first to share a story about how he performed at a Las Vegas residency despite a 104-degree fever. At the suggestion of Rezz, a slew of artists including Ekali, Downlink, Feed Me and Illenium told their most gut-wrenching tales. Some were as simple as food poisoning or diarrhea, but others will give you renewed respect for these artists' commitment to their craft.

Read some of the highlights from the thread in our Instagram slide show:

That being said, it hasn't even been 12 hours since Jauz kicked off the thread with his harrowing testimonial. To see who else contributes stories from their own health-related tour mishaps, follow the Twitter thread in its entirety. 

Recommended Articles

EDC Las Vegas 2019 aerial shot

Here Are the EDC Las Vegas 2021 Set Times

Check in here to find out when your favorite artists will perform at the biggest rave in North America.


Man Sentenced After Admitting to 13 Counts of Voyeurism at U.K. Music Festival

Christopher Bicourt, 44, reportedly privately filmed numerous attendees at Warm Up Festival for his own gratification.


Haywyre Drops Remix of Ending Theme From Anime Series "86": Listen

The Grammy nominee's remix of SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki's original was released on Sony Music's Sakura Chill Beats.


Denver EDM DJ/producer Illenium (real name Nicholas D. Miller) standing in front of orange clouds.

Adventure Club, Ekali and More to Accompany Illenium on Ascend Tour

Illenium has announced the supporting acts for his upcoming album tour.

A color photo of DJ/producer Jauz (real name Sam Vogel) over a turquoise background.

Jauz to Embark on Dangerous Waters Tour in 2020

From January to March, Jauz will visit eight North American cities.

An overhead shot of a crowd in front of Feed Me's Feed Me With Teeth Stage Show.

Feed Me to Reincarnate Teeth Stage Show in 2019

Feed Me with Teeth is gearing up for a triumphant return.

A computer graphics (CG) image of Feed Me (real name Jon Gooch) playing pool with his monster mascot.

Feed Me Releases Long-Awaited Sophomore Album, High Street Creeps [Review]

Feed Me's new album won't likely alienate any of his diehard fans.

A color photo of DJ/producer Jauz (real name Sam Vogel) over a turquoise background.

Jauz Teases "Don't Leave Me" from Upcoming Bite This! Compilation

The lead single from Jauz' upcoming label compilation arrives this week.

A color photo of Denver DJ/producer Illenium (real name Nichlas D. Miller) during a performance.

Illenium and Ekali Tease Upcoming Collaboration

Illenium and Ekali have teased fans with an unnamed collaboration.