Justin Bieber is expected to bounce-back from his surprise collapse and complete his Friday night show at London’s O2 Arena.
The Canadian pop superstar apparently passed-out backstage at his 02 Arena concert Thursday and was reportedly hospitalized. A photo of a convalescing – and shirtless – Bieber later surfaced with the message that he was “getting better.”
A spokesman for the O2 Arena told the Associated Press that the teen pop phenomenon’s show would go ahead, as planned.
"As far as we are concerned everything is on, on, on" for Friday's show, Jeremy King told the AP. "He was treated by our team of medics and after further examination they didn't find anything more serious or worrying."
Details for the Friday night show in London are posted on the O2 Arena’s website, which still shows a line-up that includes support acts Jaden Smith, Cody Simpson, Carly Rae Jepsen and, at 9pm local time, Bieber.
It’s been an eventful week for the teen heart-throb. Prior to the collapse, Bieber had to apologize to his fans after his late arrival to the stage for his first-night concert at the O2 on Monday. Just how late he was is open to conjecture.
Many on the ground insist he was up to 2 hours late, though Bieber’s camp insists his tardiness was the tune of only 40 minutes, which he blamed on "technical issues."
A comment still posted on the O2 Website clears the venue of wrongdoing. “Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Justin Bieber arrived late on stage for the first night of his U.K. tour, Believe. The O2 is working closely with Justin Bieber’s management to ensure he is on stage at a reasonable time for the remaining three nights of his tour at The O2.”