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Bieber hospitalised after fainting during show

By | Published on Friday 8 March 2013

Justin Bieber

After a week in which the pop teen has felt the pressure following a high profile late start to his first of four London shows on Monday evening, Justin Bieber needed medical treatment during and after his latest concert last night having suffered breathing problems during his performance.

The star was forced to take a 20 minute break during his latest show after fainting. During the pause in the proceedings, his manager Scooter Braun took to the stage to explain what was going on, at one point subtly referring to the controversy that has surrounded the two hour late start at the outset of the singer’s latest London run, and the many complaints from parents who had to pull their kids out of Monday’s show before it had finished in order to make their trains.

Announcing that Bieber was being checked out by doctors, but had insisted he come back out and finish the show, Braun is seen saying in a YouTube recording: “Justin got very light of breath, the whole show he’s been complaining. He’s backstage with the EMTs [emergency medical team] and the doctor. They’re telling him they want him to go and see somebody and find out what’s going on with his lungs, [but] he’s just told me that in five minutes, if it’s OK with you guys, he’s going to come out and finish the show”.

He continued: “So he might not be jumping around as much and everything else, you guys need to be patient with us, we’re not trying to be disrespectful, we’re not trying to get you guys home late, we’re truly trying to put on a show for the people who love him”.

Bieber did indeed then return to the stage and finish his show. According to reports, the star was then taken to hospital for more checks. He later tweeted: “Getting better. Thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. Best fans in the world. Figuring out what happened. Thanks for the love”.

The singer then posted a photo of himself in his hospital room to Instagram, revealing that he was “gettin better listening to Janice Joplin”, which is a very fine idea indeed, just as long as he doesn’t take too much inspiration from the late great songstress when it comes to methods of blocking out the stresses of life.

Bieber is due to perform his final scheduled show at The O2 tonight. The latest on that via The O2’s Twitter feed is that “as things stand Justin Bieber is still set to perform the final night of his shows at The O2 this evening”.