Poor Justin Bieber. This has not been his week. First, the Boyfriend singer made negative headlines for allegedly punching out a pesky paparazzo while on an outing with his girlfriend Selena Gomez. Although allegedly wanted by L.A. police for questioning, JB immediately took off for Europe on his new world tour. His tour began in Oslo, Norway where his presence promptly caused a riot injuring a slew of teenage girls. Moving right along, Biebs then crashed headlong into a glass window in Paris. Although he managed to finish his performance, he'd suffered a concussion and he later passed out backstage. Reportedly, the accident paralyzed his right eyebrow. As if all that wasn't enough, on June 1, Justin suddenly became ill while performing his hit Boyfriend at the NRJ concert in Paris. He was so sick he had to run off stage. And judging from the video below, he was unable to return and finish the song let alone the rest of the concert. Yikes. Maybe Justin should take a breather for a while.
As you can see on the video below, Justin seemed a little out of it from the start. He interrupts himself early on, demanding that the song "start over, start over," ostensibly because he wants to make sure his audience is "excited enough." To his credit, Justin makes it to the 2.50 mark before becoming too ill to continue. Between the 2:50 and 2:52 marks, he doubles over, holds his head in his hands for a couple of seconds, and then makes a mad dash for backstage. Although his backup dancers try to carry on bravely, it eventually becomes clear that he's not coming back.
So far, neither Justin Bieber nor his reps have explained exactly what was wrong or whether or not his condition warranted emergency medical attention. However, after the show Justin posted a calming message to his worried fans.
"back in my room now drinking ALOT of water..." he Tweeted. "...cooling down...PARIS you have been AMAZING!!"
So, there you have it. He's obviously O.K. Nevertheless, maybe he should still take some time to rest up. Even if only for a day or two.
Feel better, Biebs.
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.