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Justin Bieber Tackled by Fan Onstage in Dubai

Singer escaped unscathed, continued show after short break

May 6, 2013 9:45 AM ET
Justin Bieber performs in Manchester, England.
Justin Bieber performs in Manchester, England.
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Justin Bieber was tackled onstage by a fan at a show in Dubai last weekend, but was able to shrug off the incident and continue the show. The singer was performing at the Sevens Stadium as part of his Believe tour when a young fan rushed the stage. The fan grabbed Bieber as he was playing piano, but security guards quickly grabbed the intruder, causing the piano to flip over. Bieber escaped unscathed, swiftly moved to the other side of the stage and continued with the rest of the song.

Drugs Found on Justin Bieber Tour Bus 

After the scuffle, Bieber left the stage for a few minutes before returning for an encore, Abu Dhabi's The National reports. "Dubai. Nothing stops the show," Bieber tweeted.

It's the latest odd incident with the 19-year-old: last month, Swedish police found drugs and a stun gun in his tour bus. He also visited the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam and wrote in the guestbook that he hoped the teenage Holocaust victim would've "been a belieber."

He also faces a possible fine for an illegal tattoo that he gave in New York last summer, and got into an alleged confrontation with a neighbor in March. His pet monkey has been detained in Germany since March due to improper paperwork, and Bieber has left the creature behind while touring.

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