The Other Justin Bieber’s World

Life might be a little easier for 35-year-old Jacksonville, Fla., resident Justin Bieber if he had been named Sue rather than sharing the same name as the Canadian teen pop star.

The elder Bieber is married and sports short hair, glasses and facial hair as opposed to the singer’s signature bowl cut with bangs in his face. Rather than spending his time touring, signing autographs for young girls and making appearances on TV shows, the self-described arcade geek collects and plays pinball machines with his friends.

In a recent interview, Bieber told Jacksonville’s ABC news affiliate, First Coast News, that he’s been losing sleep over the whole name issue.

“It’s just a little hard to sleep at night when the phone rings constantly,” he said.

Although he changed his phone number and put it under his wife’s name, the digits were still posted on a fan website. Sometimes he receives as many as 50 messages in two hours.

“It’s messages [that range] from ‘Hey Justin Bieber. I love you,’ to ‘You’re the worst singer ever.’”

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He also gets phone calls from other singers in the industry.

“Artists saying, ‘I am going to be working with you this weekend.’ I say, ‘No, you’re not. You don’t want to sing with me,” Bieber said.

First Coast News notes that he’s usually forced to just unplug his phone.

The teen pop star’s fans have also been trying to contact Bieber through the postal service. He says he receives two to 10 fan letters a day.

“It’s not so bad,” he said. “It does not keep me awake at night, but I feel bad for little girls who want to send messages to their hero and it gets to [me].

“I wish some of those fan letters had checks made out to Justin Bieber.”

Although 12,735,944 fans like the teen pop star’s Facebook page, Jacksonville’s Bieber was kicked off of Facebook thanks to his name.

The social network sent him a notice saying his account was disabled because of a “fake name.”

“I guess their policy is ban first, ask questions never,” Bieber said.

He was also kicked off of Ping, which is affiliated with iTunes, but has since been able to get his account reinstated. 

Bieber told First Coast News the one good thing to come out of this is that people can now pronounce his name.

“Before everyone said Justin Byber,” he said.

Click here for the First Coast News story.