JUSTIN Bieber is calling it quits on the rest of his Purpose World Tour with speculation he wants to set up his very own church.
Bieber recently attended the Hillsong conference in Sydney. This morning, in what Channel Nine billed as a “world exclusive”, entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins suggested the singer was cancelling his tour to focus on setting up his very own Church.
“I am led to believe that the real reason he’s come off the road is because he wants to reconnect with his faith and maybe even planning to start his own Church,” Wilkins said on Today Extra.
“Whether he’s looking at teaming up with them [Hillsong] ... or starting hs own church, we’re not quite sure ... That’s the word from an inside source.”
Earlier, Bieber’s tour rep said in a statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts.
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months.”
The cryptic and carefully worded statement continued, “He is grateful and honoured to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates.”
Tickets are being refunded at the point of purchase.
The cancellation comes days after China announced that the singer — who in the past has been arrested, accused of abandoning his pet monkey in Germany and photographed leaving a brothel in Brazil — was banned from performing in China because of his “bad behaviour.”