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Justin Bieber cancels final leg of world tour - Fans question his real 'Purpose'

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Justin Bieber

With barely a week's notice before the July 29 tour date, fans worldwide have taken to social media, thanking the 2017 ASCAP Song of the Year winner, Justin Bieber, for a "good run" and for "giving them purpose".

Now, 18 months and 150 shows (across six continents) later, Bieber's Purpose World Tour has been cancelled.

There have been unconfirmed reports that Bieber has had to focus on his deteriorating health, as statements made in the media were limited to the phrase, "due to unforeseen circumstances", in relation to the cancellation of the rest of his tour.

The announcement comes just under one week after China rejected the idea of Bieber returning to their country to perform. It was said that the pop artiste was "controversial" and somewhat of a bad influence to its nations youth, as if to teach him a lesson, the length of time for the ban was not mentioned.

With nine tour dates being cancelled across North America and Canada, there have been growing concerns over the refunding of tickets.

In addition, there are some potential patrons who are faced with additional loss, as there are those who may have incurred costs in planning their summer vacations around these tour dates.

The booking of plane tickets, ground transportation and accommodation are just a few examples of the related expenses.

Bieber has only offered an apology to fans via his official Twitter page.