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Monday 24 September 2018

Bieber blames food poisoning for quitting concert

Justin Bieber walked off stage in Buenos Aires. Photo: Jorge Adorno/Reuters
Justin Bieber walked off stage in Buenos Aires. Photo: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

JUSTIN Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South America tour.

This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 (€240) to see their idol perform up close.

"I'm not feeling too good, I think I'm out of energy," he told the crowd, saying he was sorry and blowing a kiss before walking off the stage with his head hung low. Bieber (19) posted a "selfie" photo on Twitter showing himself receiving intravenous fluids.

 

SEVERE

His manager Scooter Braun said Bieber's food poisoning was so severe that he spent eight hours on an IV drip before Sunday night's show, and doctors advised cancelling, but that the young singer didn't want to disappoint his fans.

The concert began at 4:30pm, but all the warm-up acts had come and gone by the time Bieber finally felt well enough to go onstage after 10pm, an hour-and-a-half later than scheduled. He then performed for "nearly an hour" before he had to give up, Braun said.

The American star also walked off the stage in Brazil, ending a concert early after someone threw a plastic bottle at him.

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