Justin Bieber cancels world tour before stop in Arlington


Pop superstar Justin Bieber will not be coming to Arlington this weekend for a concert since the singer canceled the last 14 dates of his Purpose World Tour.

Bieber was set to perform at AT&T Stadium this Saturday night. He says he needs some rest and relaxation, but he's disappointing some big fans who were really looking forward to the show.

His representatives didn't offer details about the cancellation in a statement released Monday but said the singer "loves his fans and hates to disappoint them."

"However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates," the statement read.

It's unclear why he's pulling the plug on his 14 remaining shows, including a stop in Arlington, Texas this weekend, but a source told TMZ the pop star is "just over it."

Taylor Beall is like hundreds of thousands of other Justin Bieber fans who are disappointed after the singer canceled his remaining concerts.

“Everyone was disappointed and sad because we were all looking forward to it,” she said.

“The girls, that's all they talk about is Justin this, Justin that,” said Tera, Taylor’s mom. “It's like it would have been a great concert. It would have been a really great concert. He puts on a great show."

Bieber's Purpose Tour has played for the last year and a half with 150 shows on six continents, but the Grammy winner abruptly pulled out of the 14 remaining shows.

Karen Richter bought eight tickets for Saturday's concert. It was her 14-year-old daughter's birthday gift.

“And she's been in love with Justin for as long as I can remember,” she said. “So it was sad to break the news to her."

Bieber's reason for pulling the plug? He told a tabloid website he was fine and was simply looking forward to some rest, relaxation, and riding bikes. He said he loves his fans and is sorry for anyone who feels disappointed or betrayed.

"Angry? Yeah,” Richter said. “I think just for the kids I'm just sad for them because she looked forward to this for a long time."

Anger poured out on social media as well. Parents sounded off on FOX 4's Facebook post.

"This was the greatest gift I gave my daughter for Christmas and now we don't even get to see him,” one parent said. “He sucks and let so many people down"

Another person wrote, “I know a few little girls that will be devastated. Jerk!"

"Honestly, he's letting down so many people, especially this one,” said Bailey Counts, a Bieber fan. “If he was going to cancel it, he could have canceled it three months before. Because it's like in four days and everybody was just excited to go."

The pop star was supposed to wrap the tour in Asia in September. The tour cancellation comes days after the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture said that it won't be inviting Bieber to perform in the country because of his past "bad behavior." During his 2013 visit to China, he drew criticism when pictures showed him being carried up the Great Wall of China by a pair of bodyguards.

Bieber was planned to perform shows in Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia.

Tickets for all of his canceled dates will be refunded at point of purchase.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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