The teenage superstar did throw up onstage last night in Glendale, Ariz. at the opening date of his long-awaited Believe tour.
Justin was performing ‘Out Of Town Girl’ when he suddenly turned away from the audience and began to vomit onstage. He later left the stage to have a break while dancers continued to dance around his sick.
However, Birberâ€™s vocals didn’t miss a beat as his backing track continued to bleat out the song as he was being provided with medical help backstage, NME reports.
Re-emerging a short time after, the pop star apologized to his fans before slowing down the gig by playing acoustic track ‘Fall’: “I’m sorry, I’m going to slow things down,” he said.
The 18-year-old completed Karate Kid theme song ‘Never Say Never’ and made it a few bars into his Nicki Minaj duet ‘Beauty and a Beat’ before having to exit the stage again.
“It’s hard for me, you know, not feeling great and throwing up in front of a bunch of people,” he told fans when he returned. “Will you love me even though I’m throwing up on stage? I wanted to give you my best show ever so do you mind if I finish it?”
After the concert was over, the teenage superstar took to Twitter to explain to his fans what had happened.
“Great show. Getting better for tomorrow’s show !!!! Love u,” he wrote, attaching to a post a picture of himself lying in bed.
He went on, adding, “and…. Milk was a bad choice! Lol”, suggesting that dairy in combination with energetic dance routines was to blame for his illness.
The singer went on stage to pay a tribute to his recently departed 6-year-old fan. Bieber dedicated â€˜One Less Lonely Girlâ€™ to Avalanna Routh, who died on Sept. 26 after losing her battle with a rare form of cancer.
Jon M. Chu, creative director of Bieber’s tour, told E! News that the singer powered through show impressively despite his condition.
“The star of the show last night was Bieber, the ultimate professional,” Chu said. “And he really impressed me with his honesty to his fans, without hesitation. This guy knows his audience more than anyone.”
Chu said the night was very emotional, adding, “And when he told the audience he was not choosing a “one less lonely girl” tonight and instead singing it to Avalanna and sang it to an empty chair with a flower crown on it…The whole audience was bawling. Including me. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that emotional at a concert before.”
By the way, this isn’t the first time the popstar has thrown up during his performance. He also threw up while his concert in the Philippines last year, The Huff Post writes.
That time Justin felt sick on the day of his show in Manila and saw a doctor, who reportedly diagnosed him with a chest infection and advised him to cancel his appearance.
Still, Bieber finally went on stage managed to complete the 90-minute set, but he had to keep running backstage and was seen “vomiting… in between songs.”
After the concert he wrote on Twitter, “That show was great but tough. Real sick. Time to rest… Even when I’m sick (it) feels good to come on here and see the love. Gonna rest up and hope to get better. I thank you.”