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Justin Bieber puts world tour on hold, including Dubai concerts

Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Justin Bieber thanked fans for support and prayers
  • Two concerts were scheduled on October 8 and 9 at Coca-Cola Arena
  • Around 70 shows were left in the singer’s Justice World Tour

Pop singer Justin Bieber’s Dubai concerts next month look unlikely to go ahead after the Canadian performer announced he was taking a break from his rescheduled Justice World Tour due to mental and physical health issues.

Although no official statement has been issued yet on the Dubai shows, the two concerts were scheduled on October 8 and 9 at the Coca-Cola Arena.

In an Instagram post, the musician said that performing six live shows following his Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis earlier this year, “took a real toll.”

“This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil,” he said, adding that exhaustion “overtook” him.

After following up with his doctors, family and team, Bieber said he decided to make his health a priority over his tour.

“I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be okay, but I need time to rest and get better,” he said. “I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of Justice to the world.”

Already postponed earlier this year due to Bieber and his team members testing positive for COVID-19, the world tour finally launched in March.

He had 70 shows set to run until March 2023 in South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Bieber did not say when he might return to the stage, and his publicists did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Reuters reported.