Guetta, 50, said everyone in the EDM world was "incredibly shocked" when the 28-year-old star passed away in an apparent suicide in April. It was a wake-up call for him to "reorganize" his own career and personal life to avoid slipping into a depression, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
He said: "We were all incredibly shocked by what happened. It's forced me to make some hard decisions, to change my life. I could see it coming in myself, this depression. And I'm a happy person, I'm really not a depressive type.
"But I realized I needed to reorganize my life to stay like this. I remember Avicii telling me how many shows he was doing a year and thinking, 'This is horrible. It's torture.'
"But it's hard to say no. You want to do what's right for your career. But if you keep saying yes, one day you'll fall."
The "When Love Takes Over" said the "deeply strange lifestyle" that people live in his industry can be damaging.
"If you're an artist, in my opinion, it means you feel you have something to say, and you look at the world in a slightly different way. And the fact that we can do that is probably because we're hypersensitive.
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