Justin Bieber has canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour because he's a self-centered, whiny little brat.
Or, to use the words of someone close to the spoiled singer, Bieber canceled the remainder of his world tour because he's really tired these days.
Having performed 154 times so far on the tour, and with just 14 dates remaining, Bieber released the following statement through his reps late on Monday:
“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 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.”
This announcement comes on the heels of China saying Bieber has been banned from entertaining fans in that country due to an influx of bad behavior.
The first show that will be affected by this decision was scheduled for Saturday in Dallas.
Bieber was also slated to play the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles this summer, along with concerts in New York, Minneapolis, Boston and Toronto prior to heading to Asia for a handful of shows in Japan, the Philippines and Singapore.
Through the first half of 2017, Bieber’s tour grossed $93.2 million; with average per date ticket sales of $38,297, according to concert industry trade Pollstar.
“He’s been going to church and has been hanging out with his church crew. He’s super exhausted, though,” an insider tells People Magazine of Justin, adding:
“He actually does like being on tour, but he’s been touring for 18 months straight and it takes a toll.”
Oh, you're super exhausted, Biebs? We're so sorry to hear that.
You know who else is probably super exhausted? The fans who pulled double shifts and worked extra hard to afford a ticket to go watch you sing live.
What an insensitive A-Hole.
Bieber has been acting like a jerk to his fans for years.
He often yells at them in concert when they cheer for him too loudly and his actions do not reflect someone who actually appreciates the people that have propelled his career to where it is now.
A source, for example, has told TMZ that Bieber is “just over" the tour at this point.
And when a reporter caught up with the artist on the beach in Santa Monica, California yesterday afternoon. Bieber responded to questions by saying:
“Everything’s fine … I’ve been on tour for two years, [I’m going to spend time] resting, relaxation gonna ride some bikes."
Does he have a message for his fans?
“I love you guys, you’re awesome, I’m sorry for anyone who feels disappointed or betrayed.”
In light of this news and the criticism that has come along with it, John Mayer has stuck up for Bieber.
"When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going," Mayer Tweeted lat night, adding:
"We've lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin for realizing it was time to call it. You should too."