Entertainment Music Justin Bieber scraps rest of Purpose tour

Justin Bieber scraps rest of Purpose tour

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Justin Bieber has pulled out of the last 15 shows of his Purpose world tour. Photo: AAP
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Pop singer Justin Bieber has cancelled the remainder of his Purpose world tour due to unspecified “unforeseen circumstances”, his tour publicist says.

The cancellation will affect 14 dates in North America and Asia through October 10, and tickets will be refunded.

“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them,” the statement said on Monday.

“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.”

No further details were given and Bieber, 23, did not make any statements on his social media platforms.

Celebrity news website TMZ.com cited a source as saying Bieber had decided to cancel because he was “just over it”.

The singer was photographed at the weekend hiking near Los Angeles with a young woman, and appeared to be in good shape.

The Canadian-born singer kicked off the tour in support of his Purpose album in March 2016 and has performed more than 150 shows across Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and parts of Asia.

The cancellation comes a few days after the singer was banned from performing in China due to bad behaviour, Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Culture said.

The state office added that the singer needed to improve his conduct to become a singer “truly loved” by the public, without specifying what behaviour had caused offense.

Bieber has had run-ins with the law in several countries and has become notorious for a string of indiscretions and scandals in recent years.