Bieber cancels rest of tour for ‘unforeseen circumstances’

NEW YORK — Justin Bieber is cancelling the rest of his Purpose World Tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

Representatives for the Stratford, Ont.-native didn’t offer details about the cancellation in a statement released Monday, but said the singer “loves his fans and hates to disappoint them.”

“However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates,” the statement read.

Bieber has been on the tour for the last 18 months, playing more than 150 shows in six continents.

The Grammy winner’s upcoming concerts included two shows in Toronto in September and several others in the United States. The pop star was then supposed to wrap the tour in Asia.

The tour cancellation comes days after the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said that it won’t be inviting Bieber to perform in the country because of his past “bad behaviour.” During his 2013 visit to China, he drew criticism when pictures showed him being carried up the Great Wall of China by a pair of bodyguards.

Bieber was planned to perform shows in Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia.

Tickets for all of his cancelled dates will be refunded at point of purchase.

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