The Swedish entertainer – real name Felix Kjellberg – runs a channel on the media site with 102 million subscribers.
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Speaking in his latest video, the controversial online star said: “I am taking a break from YouTube next year.
“I wanted to say it in advance because I made up my mind.”
The 30-year-old Swede added: “I’m tired. I’m feeling very tired. I don’t know if you can tell.
“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 a heads-up.”
The vlogger, who is also a comedian, is famous for his video-game commentaries and has the most subscribers on YouTube in the world.
He has been at the centre of controversy on several occasions during his time on the video platform.
In 2017, he was criticised for using the n-word during a live gaming stream.
Immediately after making the comment, aimed at another player in the game, he apologised, saying he “didn’t mean that in a bad way”.
In the same year, he was dropped by Disney after anti-Semitic references were discovered in his videos – including people holding up a sign that read: “Death to all Jews.”
He said he was “trying to show how crazy the modern world is” and had paid two men from India through Fiverr, a freelance marketplace, to make the sign.