PewDiePie quits YouTube after hitting 100 million subscribers

PewDiePie quits YouTube after hitting 100 million subscribers

PewDiePie is taking a break from YouTube, having revealed the news in a special announcement on the platform.

The social media star, whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, has a whopping 102 million subscribers, making him the most popular figure on the platform. 

"I think now is as great time as any to announce... I have special announcement to make... I am taking break from YouTube. Next year. I wanted to say it in advance because I made up my mind. I'm tired, I'm tired, I'm feeling very tired," the 30-year-old said in a video posted on Saturday.

"Just so you know, early next year I'll be away for a little while. I'll explain that later but I wanted to give heads up," he continued.

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Naturally, his fans weren't pleased to hear the news. ''Not gonna lie I'm sad you're taking a break, bc you've been part of my daily routine for so many years and for that I want to thank you! You really do deserve a break, I hope you'll come back refreshed and replenished. We'll always be here waiting," wrote one social media user, while another added, "PewDiePie just announced that he will be taking a break from YouTube starting next year, for me it is very sad but realizing that the past years have been very tiring for him also mentioning all these f**king cancelling woke b**ches going after him everyday, I can't blame him."

"OMG WHAT PEWDIEPIE IS TAKING A BREAK NEXT YEAR! Glad he is gonna take a break, though I will miss him. Also thank f**king god he is taking a break. Making a daily video to the largest audience on YouTube must drive a man f**king insane," wrote a third.