Justin Bieber Quits World Tour To Start Own Church, Expert Suggests
He had just 14 days to go, but last night Justin Beiber announced that he was to pull out of the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, citing 'unforeseen circumstances'.
Now entertainment expert Richard Wilkins, of Channel Nine in Australia, believes Bieber has quit so that he can 'reconnect' with his faith - and perhaps even start a new church.
Richard, appearing on Today Extra, said that he had 'exclusive' information from an inside, unnamed source. Watch the footage below:
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He said: "I am led to believe that the real reason he has come off the road is because he wants to reconnect with his faith and he may even be planning to start his own church."
A statement on Bieber's Facebook page and website, said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts."
It continued: "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 honoured to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during this run.
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"However, after careful consideration, he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."
Bieber was in Australia to attend the annual Hillsong Church conference in Sydney and Richard suggested that this was his move to get back in with his religion.
Hillsong Worship is an Australian Christian music, praise and worship group who started making music in 1983, with 12 billboard chart hits to their name in the US.
Richard added: "We know that he was in the country a few weeks ago, having meetings and attending the big Hillsong convention that they had here.
"[He's] very close to a lot of the Hillsong people.
"Whether he's looking at teaming up with them in something of a more permanent situation, or doing some sort of religious activity on his own - starting his own church - we're not quite sure, but that's the word from an inside source."
However, Bieber himself suggested burnout as the reason. When cornered by SplashNews cameras, a relaxed Bieber stated: "I've been on tour for two years."
John Mayer supported Bieber by tweeting: "When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going. We've lost so many great artists lately."
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