Justin Bieber Says 'Sorry' To Argentina Over Lack of 'Purpose' Tour Dates

 An Evening With Justin Bieber at Staples Center on Nov. 13, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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Justin Bieber performs onstage during An Evening With Justin Bieber at Staples Center on Nov. 13, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Justin Bieber is taking his Purpose World Tour all over the globe, from North America to Europe and Asia. But, for now, he's had to put a pause on plans to venture down to South America for very good reasons: the law.

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On Monday, Bieber apologized to his Argentinian fans, saying he'd love to visit them again but is currently prevented from doing so due to "legal conditions" in the nation.



Specifically, Bieber can't travel south because a warrant was issued for his arrest in Argentina last year when a judge claimed the singer failed to respond to a court summons related to a 2013 incident in which he allegedly ordered bodyguards to attack a photographer. If convicted of causing injuries in the case, Bieber could face anywhere from one month to six years in prison; four months after the warrant was issued, the judge revoked it, though the charges still stand.



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The singer also had to apologize on Twitter in 2013 for seemingly disrespecting the nation's flag when he appeared to throw it on the ground and sweep it away with his foot. Insulting Argentina's flag is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.




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