Justin Bieber Talks Tour Cancellation
Justin Bieber has opened up about canceling the remaining dates on his “Purpose World Tour” with a message posted on his Instagram page explaining that he wants his career, as well as his “mind, heart and soul to be sustainable.”
The pop star shared the message Wednesday evening, a week and a half after he broke the news to fans that he was canceling the remaining of the world tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
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Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Although Wednesday’s Instagram post doesn’t specifically mention the cancellation, Bieber says the tour has taught him about himself and that he’s learned “the more you appreciate your calling the more you want to protect your calling. Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE.”
He goes on to say that he’s thinking of his future: “So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be.”
Bieber also expressed gratitude about the tours he’s played, his fans and the people in his life who have helped build his “character back up reminding me of who I am and who I want to be!!!”
The “Purpose World Tour” began in North America in March 2016 in support of Bieber’s fourth studio album.
After playing Mexico, Australia, South America, Israel, India, South Africa, and Europe earlier this year, Bieber had another run of North American dates scheduled this summer, along with shows in Asia. The last stop was scheduled in Singapore Oct. 7.
Last week Bieber made headlines after he accidentally hit a photographer with his pickup truck. Video of the incident showed Bieber talking to the injured man afterward and Beverly Hills police Sgt. Matthew Stout said he “fully cooperated” with officers, according to the Associated Press. Bieber was not issued a citation.
Here’s the Instagram message in full:
I’m so grateful for this journey with all of you. I’m grateful for the tours but most of all I am grateful I get to go through this life WITH YOU! Learning and growing hasn’t always been easy but knowing I’m not alone has kept me going. I have let my insecurities get the best of me at times, I let my broken relationships dictate the way I acted toward people and the way I treated them! I let bitterness, jealousy and fear run my life!!!! I am extremely blessed to have people in the past few years help me build my character back up reminding me of who I am and who I want to be!!! Reminding me my past decisions and past relationships won’t dictate my future decisions and my future relationships. I’m VERY aware I’m never gonna be perfect, and I’m gonna keep making mistakes but what I’m not gonna do is let my past dictate my future. What I’m not gonna do is be ashamed of my mistakes. I wanna be a man that learns from them and grows from them!! I want you all to know this tour has been unbelievable and has taught me so much about myself. I am reminded of how blessed I am to have a voice in this world. I’ve learned the more you appreciate your calling the more you want to protect your calling. Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE. I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable. So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be. This message is just an opportunity for you to know my heart, I’m not expecting anyone to understand but, but I do want people to have an opportunity to know where I am coming from! THIS MESSAGE IS VERY GRAMMATICALLY INCORRECT BUT ITS FROM THE HEART. BUT I THINK THERES SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT IMPERFECTIONS!!