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Justin Bieber was replaced by a cardboard cutout after pulling out of a fan meet and greet on his US tour.

Fans who paid thousands for VIP tickets which include the chance to meet the star backstage after his concert, were left disappointed after Bieber announced last week that he was cancelling all paid-for public appearances.

Despite the cancellation, fans were unable to get a refund for the $2,000 (£1,409) VIP package to Bieber’s Las Vegas show without also forfeiting their gig ticket, the Mirror reports.

Those that chose to still attend the show found that Bieber had been replaced by cardboard cutout at his backstage meet and greet.



In an Instagram post last week, Bieber said he would not be taking part in any future fan meetings on his 'Purpose' tour because they leave him “drained”.

“I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy,” he wrote. "Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression....Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised.”

Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen ;)

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The ‘What Do You Mean?’ singer said he hoped to make it up to fans who had purchased VIP packages by giving them the “best show you have ever seen.”

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