Justin Bieber's security team had to jump into action at his "Purpose" tour stop on Monday night when a possibly dangerous fan got within 10 feet of the pop star during a fan meet and greet, TMZ reports.
The "obsessed" fan was apparently on the security team's "watch list" and was swiftly removed from the venue.
This close call prompted Justin to cancel all fan meet and greets moving forward. Previously, concertgoers could purchase premium 1-on-1 chances to interact with Justin for $900-$2,000. They could also pay a lower fee to meet with the singer in small groups. He was already feeling overwhelmed by the entire process—TMZ says he's had his hair pulled, clothes ripped and one fan even gave him the flu—and decided it was time to pull the plug once and for all.
Justin posted the news in a heartfelt Instagram message. He wrote, "….Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders." He went on to apologize to fans in the lengthy post:
From now on, Justin will interact with fans from the stage and will avoid all physical contact. Fans who already paid for the privilege of meeting their idol have already been offered refunds, only if they also forfeit their concert tickets as well.
Otherwise, they need to exchange meet and greet passes for VIP hangout access. No personal photos will be taken. His team posted an updated on Twitter:
In spite of all of the changes, 1-on-1's at his Vegas concert this Friday will reportedly still be honored.
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