Justin Bieber on Tuesday cancelled all meet-and-greets throughout his “Purpose” World Tour, stating they leave him feeling “mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression”.
Bkstg, the company in charge of Bieber’s backstage activities announced the meet-and-greet was removed from the USD925 I’ll Show You VIP package due to “security reasons”.
There will be no partial refund for the meet-and-greet, and if fans want a refund, they will lose their ticket:
“Please note there are no partial refunds, so you would also be forfeiting your ticket in exchange for your money back.”
Meanwhile, the Biebs posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a young fan today, without any mention of the security scare.
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 😉
The 22-year-old “Sorry” singer expressed his remorse in the caption, describing the meet-and greets-as being too much pressure on him, leaving him “emotionally exhausted to the point of depression”. The star wanted to “make people smile and happy”, but just not on his expense.
Let’s hope the adorable fan in his picture will be enough to cushion the bad news.