Justin Bieber apologizes for concert's late start

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Justin Bieber arrived two minutes early for last night's concert at London's O2 Arena, the venue posted on its social media page, along with a Twitpic of the pop star.

This is big news because Bieber apologized Tuesday to his young fans -- and their outraged, overtired parents -- after they accused him of taking the stage inconsiderately late for Monday's concert, The Associated Press reports.

The singer insisted he had only been 40 minutes behind schedule, and blamed "technical issues." But, he added in a tweet to his 35 million followers: "There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was great show and I'm proud of that."

Concertgoers said the teenage star appeared onstage on Monday just before 10:30 p.m., almost two hours after the anticipated start time. Some in the audience said they faced a choice between leaving early and missing the last trains home.

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