According to a bombshell new report, Justin Bieber hasn't merely canceled his Purpose World Tour.
The singer may very well be pulling the plug on his entire music career...
As previously documented on The Hollywood Gossip, Bieber was only 14 dates ahead from completing his nearly two-year run of concerts when he abruptly said he was finished.
Done. Kaput. Throwing in the towel.
This announcement didn't just shock and disappoint the singer's fans.
It also shocked and disappointed Bieber's crew members, who are suddenly out of their jobs.
The company line from those close to Justin is that the artist is "exhausted" and is need of a break, with manager Scooter Braun issuing a statement that reads as follows:
“To the fans from all over the world who took part over the last 16 months over 6 continents thank you.
"To Justin who gave it his all night after night thank you.
"And to those that won’t be able to see it … on behalf of myself, Justin, and the team, we are sorry. That was never our intent.
"But a man’s soul and well being I truly care about came first and We must all respect and honor that."
If Bieber were truly on the verge of some kind of mental or physical breakdown, we'd strongly agree.
But TMZ reports the entire exhausting excuse is BS.
That reliable website claims Bieber isn't actually tired, he's just grown especially close to Hillsong Church founder Carl Lentz and the relationship is causing him to rethink his future.
As in: Justin Bieber may soon quit the music scene altogether.
Bieber is allegedly undergoing some kind of “spiritual awakening,” insiders say, having recently spoken at length with Lentz.
To be clear, the religious leader did NOT push for Bieber to end his tour... yet Bieber apparently thinks music isn't very important these days, not when compared to his "intense" connection to Lentz and the church.
"The church didn't tell Justin to cancel the tour," a source explains to TMZ, adding:
"He made his decision based on spiritual soul-searching and his own view of the path in life he should be taking."
Bieber has also been pretty open about his belief in God.
This is an artist who has a tattoo of Jesus Christ on his leg.
About a year ago, he shared a message on Instagram that emphasized his faith, writing at the time:
I am so glad God is able to move even when people are blind to it.. I am the one on that stage but I am nothing without a light shining through.
I’m such an average, ordinary person that doesn’t deserve the praise. I believe it belongs to my God! Thank you God for showing up when we need you the most!
No fan would fault Bieber for praising God, of course.
Most fans would applaud the superstar for possessing such a strong belief system.
But if Bieber were actually to turn his back on the music business and dedicate himself wholly and fully to church?!?
Well, a few Beliebers out there may have a few harsh words for a certain Big Man Upstairs in response.