Faint Justin Bieber skips the drugs and the madness to become his generation’s Val Doonican
JUSTIN Bieber’s London shows are making news. Having turned up two hours late on the first night (children left in tears to catch trains home), the pop amoeba with great hair (it’s all about the hair) left the stage mid-song because he was “light of breath”. He then fainted backstage.
Bieber did as he must and took to Twitter: “Thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. Best fans in the world. Figuring out what happened. Thanks for the love.”
His manager Scooter Braun then told those fans who’d bought tickets for his London show:
“Justin got very light of breath… He’s backstage with the EMTs (emergency medical team) and the doctor. They’re telling him they want him to go and see somebody and find out what’s going on with his lungs, he’s just told me that in five minutes, if it’s OK with you guys, he’s going to come out and finish the show. So he might not be jumping around as much and everything else, you guys need to be patient with us, we’re not trying to be disrespectful, we’re not trying to get you guys home late, we’re truly trying to put on a show for the people who love him.”
Hey kids – the pre-teens who drag their mums and dads to the 02 to watch Just-in Beaver on a school night – the teenaged entertainer just got old. He won’t be jumping around. He’s going to sing to you lying down.
Bieber just became Val Doonican.
And that’s not so bad. The child star’s 35 million Twitter followers waiting for the denouement had thought it would end when Bieber shaved his head like Britney Spears or took to the Jesus Juice, like Michael Jackson. Who’d have thought it would end with Justin Bieber Rocks, But Gently?