Justin Bieber calls time on ‘depressing’ fan meet-and-greets

Bieber in currently on a world tour but won't be meeting fans before shows

Justin Bieber has pulled out of all future meet-and-greets with fans, saying they leave him feeling “mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.”

Bieber is currently on the US leg of his Purpose world tour with fans able to purchase more expensive tickets which allow them to meet the pop star before the show and get a picture with him. However, after a gig in Los Angeles on Monday (March 21) Bieber has called time on this with all future meetings now canceled.

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“Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets,” he wrote on Instagram last night. “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.”

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“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,” he added. “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 ;).”

Justin Bieber’s world tour arrives in the UK in October. He will play in Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Glasgow after opening the tour with six nights at The O2 in London.

Justin Bieber will play:

London, The O2 (October 11-12, 14-15, 28-29)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (October 17-18, 24)
Manchester, Arena (October 20-21, 23)
Sheffield, Arena (October 26)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (October 27, 29-30)