PewDiePie reveals why he’s taking another break from YouTube

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie announcing breaj.YouTube: PewDiePie

Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg announced that he is taking another break from making content. The Swedish star’s leave has fans wondering when he will make his return.

In 2020, PewDiePie surprised viewers when he revealed that he was taking his first break ever from YouTube. Prior, the content creator had never missed a single day of uploading to the platform for over 10 years.

Fans will have to go without his content again in 2021, as he announced on January 8 that he is taking another leave of absence from making videos. When will he back?

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Screenshot of PewDiePie and Marzia together.Instagram: @pewdiepie
The popular YouTuber will be taking a break from content in 2021.

PewDiePie announces second break from YouTube

PewDiePie made the announcement on January 8 in a community post on his channel. “I FORGOT TO MENTION A FEW THINGS! I’m taking some time off to chill, epic,” the entertainer wrote at the beginning of his update.

The star then went on to reveal that his community had raised an astonishing $900k in 2020 for charity. Since making the move to livestreaming, Pewds has given away all of his subscriber fees and chat donations to various organizations throughout the year.

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Fans of YouTuber shouldn’t be too surprised with his second break as Kjellberg told his community on numerous occasions that he planned on taking a second vacation in 2021. “I feel like it’s fair. Any other job you get holidays and I don’t do that. And this year has been pretty crazy. It’s good for my mental health,” he explained in June.

PewDiePie community post about taking break from YouTube in 2021.YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTuber announced his second break from YouTube.

When will PewDiePie return to YouTube?

Last year, the YouTuber officially took his break on January 15 and didn’t return until February 21 – which was roughly 37 days. However, during his January 6 Minecraft livestream, the 31-year-old told fans he was undecided on how long his vacation this year would actually be.

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“I might not stream for a while either, just to take some full time off, and come back fully charged. So I’ll be offline for a week, two weeks, maybe three weeks. I don’t know. I know it’s kind of a ball-buster to end here, but I don’t really take breaks and I feel like I just need it. So…” he said.

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It’s unclear at the time of writing if PewDiePie will eventually stream during his break, or whether he will go completely silent like he did last year while on vacation. Though it appears he won’t be making video uploads for the duration of his time off.

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Fans will no doubt severely miss him. In 2020, his popular r/Pewdiepiesubmissions subreddit hilariously turned to chaos and made hilarious jokes about his absence from YouTube. If nothing else, we can look forward to the memes.

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