Yes, it is too late now to say sorry, Biebs.
The pop star is officially canceling the rest of his Purpose world tour. The sudden move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months. For the remaining concerts, Justin was headed to Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, and the U.S.
Bieber has not yet commented on social media, and reps for the singer were also unavailable for comment. But he did release a statement that will probably not console the thousands of weeping Beliebers around the world.
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them.” The statement reads. “He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over [the] last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further date. Ticket will be refunded at point of purchase.”
It’s still unclear why he’s calling off his 14 remaining shows, but an unnamed tour source told U.S. media Justin is “just over it”.
The Sorry singer isn’t the first artist to suddenly pull the plug on an ongoing world tour. Just at beginning of this month, Adele made a similar move canceling the last two shows of her tour, scheduled for London’s Wembley Arena. Not only that, but the multi-Grammy winner also dropped a bomb—more like a handwritten note—hinting at her retirement from touring.
Justin Bieber’s Purpose world tour began in March 2016, grossing $93.2 million in the first half of 2017, with an average of almost 40,000 tickets sales per date.
Bieber’s decision comes a few days after Chinese officials said that the Canadian star had been banned from mainland China because he had engaged in what they described as “bad behavior”.
We’ll be missing more than just your body, Justin!