Justin Bieber had bit of a scare during concert Monday night, when a potentially dangerous fan got within 10 feet of him during a meet and greet.
Because of the incident, Justin has canceled all future meet and greet appearances for the rest of his Purpose tour.
Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the fan in question was on the “watch list” of Justin’s security. Justin wasn’t aware the fan was so close, but security became alarmed when they noticed her and removed her from the area.
We’re told this was the last straw in an increasing problem Bieber’s team has had in managing the number of people who wanted special access to the singer before and after the concert. Up to now, around 20 people purchased 1-on-1 packages, and up to 200 others paid to meet Justin in groups.
He’s had his hair pulled, clothes ripped and one fan even gave him the flu. We’re told Justin never complained, but Monday night’s scare was a wake up call for security.
Effective immediately, the group meetings will consist of Justin jumping on a stage and talking to his fans, without 1-on-1 interaction.
Our sources say Justin will do premium 1-on-1’s at his Vegas concert Friday, but security is rethinking these individual meet and greets for the balance of the tour.
People who have already purchased special concert access received emails offering them refunds.
Bieber addressed the cancellations in an Instagram post to fans.
Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. 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. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen ;)