Justin Bieber Says Sorry for Walking Offstage After One Song in Norway
Justin Bieber walked off the stage in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday (Oct. 29) night after performing just one song and did not return.
The concert was an intimate event for 950 people and was being filmed for the late night Norwegian talk show Senkveld on channel TV2. He had been supposed to perform five or six songs.
Bieber opened his set with "Boyfriend" but got frustrated with some fans in the front while he tried to wipe water off the stage, but they interfered trying to grab the shirt he was using to do so.
A fan-shot video shows the pop star clearly frustrated, asking some young female fans, "Yo listen to me, are you listening to me? OK I'm trying to wipe the floor, give me a second yo." Then he calls it quits, declaring, "Guys, never mind, I'm done. I'm not doing the show."
Watch the video here:
What is happening?!?! :( JUSTIN JUST WALKED OUT OF THE SHOW I'M NOT FUCKING KIDDING pic.twitter.com/30whK0r2Al— PURPOSE (@JBEmpire) October 29, 2015
Fans tried to bring him back but had no luck:
WE'RE SINGING TO GET HIM BACK, his dancers are still sitting here jamming with us pic.twitter.com/7LkqANkFtK— PURPOSE (@JBEmpire) October 29, 2015
Bieber posted an explanation to his Instagram immediately following the incident, writing, "Sadly it's Been a rough week for me, long days no sleep, while having to be 'on' as they would say for cameras fans etc."
He continued, "In no way did I mean to come across mean, but chose to end the show as the people in the front row would not listen. Hopefully people will understand where I am coming from. I don't always handle things the right way but I'm human and I'm working on getting better at responding not reacting. Unfortunately people were affected by this as am I. For the people in the back I am so sorry and for anyone I may have disappointed im sorry. Sorry for wasting the tv people's time I'll be sure to make it up to you next time on tour.. With love Justin."
Bieber recently walked away from a Spanish radio interview when the hosts tried to involve him in creating a viral video.