It looks Justin Beiber has found God as he cancelled the remainder of his ‘Purpose World Tour’, according to Australia’s The Today Show.
Reports coming from Bieber’s camp says that the cancellation was due to ‘unforseen circumstances.’ However, the Australian show reported that the singer may have done so as he seeks to rededicate his life to Christ.
TV presenter Richard Wilkins told The Today Show, “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 be even planning to start his own church.
“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.”
The Canadian singer and Hillsong pastor, Carl Lentz, have been close for several years now. In 2013, Bieber posted a tweet in recognition of Lentz’s sermon and the effect it had on him.
Love to my guy @carllentzNYC for the amazing sermon at church this morning. Love you man. I broke down today. Thank u 🙂
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 9, 2013
According to TMZ, the tour’s crew is “incredibly pissed off at him.”
“I’m sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed,” Bieber later said in a video posted by TMZ.
Scooter Braun, Bieber’s long-time manager, took to Instagram to further quell any anger at the cancellation.
An incredible run. Congrats to @justinbieber on an incredible tour and thank you to the entire cast and crew for your unending support. Chris and Nick thank you. AEG thank you. Caa thank you. UMG thank you. @sb_projects Team thank you. To the promoters who believed around the world thank you. To the fans from all over the world who took part over the last 16 months over 6 continents thank you. To Justin who gave it his all night after night thank you. And to those that won't be able to see it… on behalf of myself, Justin, and the team, we are sorry. That was never our intent. But a man's soul and well being I truly care about came first and We must all respect and honor that. Justin will be back and I know he looks forward to performing for you and with you all again. One chapter ends and another begins. Thank you again. Now please stop commenting on all my other photos that have nothing to do with this 🙂 just kidding….but I'm not 😂. Jokes aside your support for Justin is inspiring. Cheers.
If the reports are true, what do you think Bieber will call his church? The Church of Bieber? Bieber Ministries?