Ashley Wallbridge

Ashley Wallbridge hospitalized after being diagnosed with meningitis

This week comes with sad news for the Trance community. The popular British DJ and producer Ashley Wallbridge has been hospitalised earlier this Monday after being diagnosed with a serious meningitis that has set him temporarily aside from the stages.

Even though, meningitis can hardly be a fatal or life-threatening disease, it can become extremely dangerous over time if not treated quickly. The meningitis is basically an infection affecting the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. On top of that, meningitis usually presents itself with a series of annoying negative secondary effects that can become permanent.

His close friend, the trance legend Gareth Emery, has released a statement on Instagram updating his fans about the physical condition of the Britishman, who currently “can’t move his legs at all”. Apart from that, Gareth has called Ashely one of the funniest guys you can ever meet as well as a super talented producer. Gareth took advantage of his social media reach to encourage all his followers to show some love, support, positive energy and wishes for his fellow colleague.

Gareth and Ashley have been long-time friends and both have been involved in important projects together co-producing and collaborating in a wide variety of tracks. They even own the trance record label Garuda, which they created back in 2008. Since then, both artists have released a considerable amount of all their tracks under this brand.

We wish Ashley Wallbridge a full and speedy recovery and hope to see him very soon back on tour playing massive tracks like his recently released song Diamonds.

Check and read Gareth Emery’s post on Instagram below:

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My boy @ashwallbridge needs your thoughts & prayers right now.⁣ ⁣ Just got the fucking shit news that he is in hospital fighting Meningitis. Right now he can’t move his legs at all and is waiting on various tests and shit 🙁🙁 . As well as co-owning one half of Garuda with me, Ash makes amazing music and has also co-produced a bunch of my tracks over the years. Super fucking talented guy and also one of the funniest fuckers you will ever meet.⁣ ⁣ Please give him a follow and send him some love either on his own page or this post… he has a major fight on his hands and every comment / follow will mean a lot.⁣ ⁣ Stay strong, the trance scene is rooting for you man.⁣ ⁣ Gaz xx⁣ ⁣ #ashleywallbridge #garuda #trancefamilly

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Born and raised in Barcelona, Pol has always been an Electronic Dance Music fan. During his teen years, he followed several music genres being especially attracted by the melodic Progressive House. While in a trip to Ibiza, Pol was captivated by an Armin van Buuren set during his "A State of Trance" residency. At that moment he was determined to join the electronic music industry. With a background in Business, Pol worked for over a year in the consumer goods industry before pursuing his dream. Once taken the decision, he went on to work in various roles for festivals in Spain, Slovenia and Croatia such as Primavera Sound, Sonar, Ultra Europe, Hideout, Sonus and Labyrinth Open. Having acquired an MA in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster in London, Pol has worked in PR and Communications for artists like Netsky and Annie Mac. Currently, he combines his role at WRY with the one he develops at the music festival booking platform, Festicket as Account Manager. His favourite artists are Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Dubvision, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Matisse and Sadko, Nicky Romero and Steve Angello.

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