Justin Bieber has "rededicated his life to Christ," and that's why he abruptly canceled his highly popular Purpose tour on July 24, according to a new report.
TMZ is now reporting that The Biebs' decision is based on "religious enlightenment."
The singer has long been close with Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz, but lately they have been even closer, with Justin even taking part in a church event in Australia in early July.
The celebrity website says Justin's pastor pal did not advocate for canceling the tour. TMZ also said that Justin's crew is incredibly angry at him for the cancelation as it impacts their finances tremendously.
Justin had 14 concerts left of his two-year tour before he pulled the plug.
In a statement, it said the tour was halted "due to unforeseen circumstances." It added that Justin made the decision after "careful consideration," but the statement made no mention of any possible religious reasoning.
Not long after the cancelation, Justin spoke to a camera crew and said "everything's fine." His future plans, he said, include "just resting, getting some relaxation. We're gonna ride some bikes."
Most believe that the superstar is simply exhausted from the long two-year tour.
Asked if he had a message for the fans, many of whom are upset, Justin replied, "I love you guys. I think you guys are awesome. Sorry to anyone who feels disappointed or betrayed. That's not my heart or anything, and have a blessed day."
Justin does have one supporter in the music world in the form of John Mayer. On July 24, John defended Justin for the cancelation.
"When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going," she tweeted. "We've lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin 👍👍 for realizing it was time to call it. You should too."