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PewDiePie explains why he's taking a break from YouTube

by Brent Koepp
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YouTube's largest content creator Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg announced that he is taking a break from the video platform in 2020, and explained why he's come to that decision.

PewDiePie is the most popular content creator on YouTube with over 102 million subscribers, making him one of the most influential entertainers in the world.

However, the Swedish star surprised fans during the end of his December 14 upload when he announced that would be taking a break from creating content on the video platform.

Instagram: @pewdiepie
Instagram: @pewdiepie
The Swedish star has over 102 million subs, making him the king of YouTube.

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PewDiePie reveals he's taking a break from YouTube

The popular YouTuber made the revelation at the end of his Pew News segment, where he announced that he would be taking a break from creating content on the platform starting next year.

"I think now is a great time as any to announce I have a special announcement to make. I am taking break from YouTube next year, because I made up my mind!" he said.

The Swede then explained why he had reached the decision, stating, "I am tired. I'm feeling very tired. I don't know if you can tell," he said, before zooming the camera into his eyes jokingly.

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YouTube: PewDiePie
PewDiePie reveals his special announcement is that he's taking a break.

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Pewds then revealed when he would be taking his break from YouTube, before explaining he would provide more details in time. "Just so you know, early next year I will be away for a little while. I will explain that later. I just wanted to give a heads up," he said.

His shock announcement comes as no surprise for many, as the YouTuber has been constant with his daily uploads for years with little to no breaks in between.

The Swedish personality had actually hinted at taking a break during his August 18 vlog, where he stated "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."

(Timestamp 10:30 for mobile users.)

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PewDiePie has had one hell of a year to go out on before taking his break, as he hit 100 million subscribers in August, and married his best friend Marzia 'CutiePie' Bisognin the same month.

He also launched his wildly successful Minecraft series in June, propelling it to the most popular game of the year on YouTube, and was even the most watched channel in 2019, making his break well deserved.