THE NETHERLANDS (CelebrityAccess) DJ Paul Van Dyk has been awarded more than $12 million from concert organizer ALDA Events B.V. for a near-fatal fall onstage in the Netherlands in 2016.
Van Dyk was performing at the festival A State Of Trance when he fell through the stage, suffering substantial injuries including a brain injury and damage to his spine.
The DJ took the promoter to arbitration demanding damages, according to The Blast, and the case was heard by the arbitrator in September. Van Dyk was awarded $12,588,643.45 for medical bills and past and future lost profits, according to The Blast.
ALDA admitted the front of the stage was not safe to stand on and gave no warning to the DJ prior to his show. They allegedly never told him it was unsafe or verbally warning him.