YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is finally taking his long-awaited break from daily uploads — but he’s not necessarily keen on this hiatus, as revealed in his video on the topic.
YouTube’s most-subscribed content creator unveiled his vacation plans in mid-December, marking a major turn from his usual schedule of daily videos.
Although he claimed he’d be taking a break in 2020, he didn’t say how long he’d be gone, nor exactly when he’d step away from the platform — but it seems that the time has finally come, according to his statement in a January 15 video.
In an upload titled, “It’s been real, but I’m out!” PewDiePie announced that he’s taking his long-awaited vacay, at last, even if he’s a bit wary of stepping back for a short while.
According to the Swede, his love for creating content nearly exceeds his need to relax, although he isn’t letting that temptation steer him away from his much-needed mental reset from constant work.
“The truth is, I don’t wanna go on break,” he admitted. “The truth is, I love making videos. I just feel like I need to do this. I need to do this, so one last LWIAY!”
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He echoed this sentiment near the end of his final video, but revealed that 2019 had been so hectic for him that he needs to “cool down” from all the drama.
“One thing I really realized is like, I love making videos, and I love interacting with you guys,” he continued. “It’s really fun. But I think this year, there’s just been so much piling up that I’m like, ‘I should probably just cool down for a bit.’ And then, we’ll come back with 10,000 percent!”
While PewDiePie himself isn’t sure when he’ll return, he isn’t gone for good — in spite of media speculation to the contrary, which he denounced shortly after announcing his hiatus in December.
For now, fans will have to await his comeback in wake of one of his most successful (and tumultuous) years of his career, thus far.