Justin Bieber cancels his world tour due to health issues

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Justin Bieber has taken to Instagram to announce that he will be canceling the rest of his Justice World Tour, with 68 shows still left to go.

Making the announcement via an Instagram post, Bieber posted an image of his statement, which read: "Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face was partly paralyzed. As the result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North America leg of the Justice Tour.

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Justin Bieber has taken to Instagram to announce the cancelation of his world tour, which still had 68 shows left. Credit: UPI / Alamy

"After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour. I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me. This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil," the statement continued.

Bieber also added that exhaustion "overtook" him after his weekend performance in Brazil - causing him to realize he needed to make his health a "priority."

"I'm going to take a break from touring for the time being. I'm going to be ok, but I need time to rest and get better," he continued, before adding: "Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!"

The Canadian pop sensation had 68 shows left in his tour - which was set to continue into March 2023 - and included concerts in South Africa, Europe, and Scandinavia.

The 28-year-old has had a rough year surrounding his health, opening up on social media in June about his battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a condition in the Herpes family that causes a painful shingles rash and possible paralysis - the latter of the two left Bieber paralyzed on one side of his face.

"As you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome," Bieber said in the clip in June. "As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can't smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move, so there's full paralysis on this side of my face."

Bieber eventually regained movement in his face, enabling him to move forward with his world tour, or at least part of it.

News of the cancelation was met with support from the 'Beliebers' - as the singer affectionately calls his fans - underneath the post. One fan wrote: "Feel hugged by all of us Beliebers who love you. You'll be fine!"

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"Thank you for always giving the best of yourself on stage, it's been pleasure to watch you do what you love the most during the past few months but your health comes first so please take care of you. Sending you my prayers and love," another commented.

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Credit: Instagram.com

One person, however, seemed to take issue with the method and timing by which the cancelation was announced, writing to Bieber's team that they should have done so much sooner: "This is for your team: Cancellation is not the issue here, but not saying anything sooner is. Many people are affected, so much effort, time and money is wasted. Your team couldn't even post this sooner on [their] own account. Zero respect to the fans and everyone [involved]. They should care you and look for your health. Get well soon."

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Credit: Instagram.com

Bieber and his team have not yet confirmed whether fans will be reimbursed for their tickets, or whether updated dates will be announced.

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy

Justin Bieber cancels his world tour due to health issues

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Justin Bieber has taken to Instagram to announce that he will be canceling the rest of his Justice World Tour, with 68 shows still left to go.

Making the announcement via an Instagram post, Bieber posted an image of his statement, which read: "Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face was partly paralyzed. As the result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North America leg of the Justice Tour.

wp-image-1263168288 size-full
Justin Bieber has taken to Instagram to announce the cancelation of his world tour, which still had 68 shows left. Credit: UPI / Alamy

"After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour. I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me. This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil," the statement continued.

Bieber also added that exhaustion "overtook" him after his weekend performance in Brazil - causing him to realize he needed to make his health a "priority."

"I'm going to take a break from touring for the time being. I'm going to be ok, but I need time to rest and get better," he continued, before adding: "Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!"

The Canadian pop sensation had 68 shows left in his tour - which was set to continue into March 2023 - and included concerts in South Africa, Europe, and Scandinavia.

The 28-year-old has had a rough year surrounding his health, opening up on social media in June about his battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a condition in the Herpes family that causes a painful shingles rash and possible paralysis - the latter of the two left Bieber paralyzed on one side of his face.

"As you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome," Bieber said in the clip in June. "As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can't smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move, so there's full paralysis on this side of my face."

Bieber eventually regained movement in his face, enabling him to move forward with his world tour, or at least part of it.

News of the cancelation was met with support from the 'Beliebers' - as the singer affectionately calls his fans - underneath the post. One fan wrote: "Feel hugged by all of us Beliebers who love you. You'll be fine!"

wp-image-1263168278 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

"Thank you for always giving the best of yourself on stage, it's been pleasure to watch you do what you love the most during the past few months but your health comes first so please take care of you. Sending you my prayers and love," another commented.

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Credit: Instagram.com

One person, however, seemed to take issue with the method and timing by which the cancelation was announced, writing to Bieber's team that they should have done so much sooner: "This is for your team: Cancellation is not the issue here, but not saying anything sooner is. Many people are affected, so much effort, time and money is wasted. Your team couldn't even post this sooner on [their] own account. Zero respect to the fans and everyone [involved]. They should care you and look for your health. Get well soon."

wp-image-1263168286 size-full
Credit: Instagram.com

Bieber and his team have not yet confirmed whether fans will be reimbursed for their tickets, or whether updated dates will be announced.

Featured image credit: UPI / Alamy