Is it too late now to say sorry? Justin Bieber penned an open letter to fans days after he abruptly stormed off stage mid-show during a concert in Manchester, England.
“People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is … people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen,” the 22-year-old singer wrote in a since-deleted Twitter note on Sunday, October 30. “But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience any justice.”
Bieber continued, “There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human. But I don’t pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don’t say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I’d be a robot, and I’m just, I’m not a robot. There’s times when I get upset … times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be frustrated. But I’m always going to be myself on this stage.”
As Us Weekly previously reported, the “Love Yourself” singer dropped his microphone and walked off stage after asking his fans to stop screaming during his Purpose World Tour stop in Manchester on October 23. After cooling down, he returned to the stage to finish the show, but refused to address the audience again, telling fans, “We’re just going to do the music.”
Days earlier, Bieber scolded fans for the same reason during a concert in Birmingham, England. “Screaming is just so obnoxious,” he told the audience on October 17.
In his open letter on Sunday, the heartthrob explained why he asked fans to settle down at his recent shows. “When people try to twist things and say, ‘Justin’s angry at his fans. He doesn’t want his fans to scream’ that’s not at all what I was doing. All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit. Certain people … certain cities aren’t going to want to hear me out, and you know, sometimes it’s my job to just say, ‘hey, I’m not going to try to force anything.’ I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understanding, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing.'”
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