His fans are angry. But Justin Bieber, who just canceled the rest of his world tour, swears he did not “betray” them. “I’m going to rest and relax, we’re going to ride a bike,” he told the Splash News cameras, who surprised him on Monday near Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old Canadian singer, who has talked about his disappointments with both justice and music in recent years, was to resume his tour and give 15 concerts in North America and Asia.
“Due to an unforeseen event, Justin Bieber will cancel the last concerts of his” Purpose “tour,” his manager wrote in a statement. “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them,” he added, adding that the tickets would be refunded. Justin Bieber’s entourage did not give any further details.
150 concerts in 18 months
During the 18 months of this tour, the singer conducted a real marathon and gave over 150 concerts, about one every three days on average.
The Canadian has often been in the eye of the cyclone in recent years due to various escapades. He was prosecuted by the courts for participating in an illegal car race in Miami, and for throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house.
Chinese officials said last week that Justin Bieber could not perform in China as part of his tour because of “behavioral problems”. In 2014, the visiting Japanese singer made a scandal in China by posting on the internet a picture of the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, seen in China and Korea as the symbol of Japanese militarism during the Second World War.
This did not prevent his last album “Purpose”, released in 2015, to experience a spectacular commercial success, thanks to a string of tubes, including the single Sorry that has accumulated more than 2 billion views on YouTube.