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Justin Bieber cancels remaining tour dates

By | Published on Tuesday 25 July 2017

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has cancelled the last fourteen dates of his world tour, on account of some “unforeseen circumstances”.

As well as a handful of dates in the US and Canada – the first in Dallas this Saturday – this means scrapping the entire Asian leg of the tour. That may at least be some solace to Chinese fans, who recently learned that Bieber was banned from the country due to past “bad behaviour”, so that the Asian tour couldn’t include any shows in China.

A statement posted on Facebook reads: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts. Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last eighteen months”.

It goes on: “He is grateful and honoured to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates”.

Asked by TMZ subsequently why he had pulled the tour, Bieber said: “I’m OK. I’ve been on tour for two years. Just resting, getting some relaxation. We’re gonna ride some bikes. I love [my fans], I think you guys are awesome. Sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed, it’s not in my heart or anything and have a blessed day”.

You heard the man. Have yourself a blessed day.