Even before braving the alleged radiation dangers of Japan,
The singer was reportedly vomiting backstage during his Manila concert, and he almost didn’t make his Sydney engagement because of back pain.
Media outlets reported that Bieber looked “grumpy” when he arrived at the Hong Kong airport, where he was greeted by only seven fans.
The local Sunday Morning Post called it an “embarrassingly low-key reception,” and said that Bieber’s security detail was larger than his welcoming committee.
Those who did show up said they understood Bieber’s mood.
One 15-year-old said she assumed that he didn’t see the fans because of the photographers and explained the low turnout on the fact that it was a school day in Hong Kong.