UPDATE 2: Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun apologized on behalf of the singer for the cancellation of 15 shows. “A man’s soul and well being I truly care about came first and We must all respect and honor that,” Braun wrote on Instagram. “Justin will be back and I know he looks forward to performing for you and with you all again. One chapter ends and another begins.”
UPDATE: Justin Bieber apologized to fans Monday after canceling the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, telling TMZ that “everything’s fine” and that he’s looking forward to “just resting and getting some relaxation.” “I’m sorry for anyone who feels, like, disappointed or betrayed, it’s not in my heart,” Bieber added. People reports the Bieber was “super exhausted” after 18 months on the road.
Justin Bieber canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour. The singer announced the decision in a statement on his website, though he didn’t elaborate on his reasoning for axing the final promotional dates behind his 2015 LP.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts,” the statement reads. “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored 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. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”
Last week, the singer was banned from performing in China after the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture criticized the 23-year-old, stressing its aim to “purify” the Chinese performance market.
“Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” the Bureau wrote on its website. “As far as we are concerned, he has engaged in a series of bad behaviors, both in his social life and during a previous performance in China, which caused discontent among the public.
Bieber’s world tour was set to conclude in September and October with a run of Asian dates, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, the Philippines and Singapore.
In June, the singer teamed with EDM powerhouse David Guetta for collaborative single “2U.”