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Justin Bieber cancels tour, including MetLife shows, due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

Justin Bieber performs during Z100's Jingle Ball at

Justin Bieber performs during Z100's Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 9, 2016, in Manhattan. Credit: Getty Images

Justin Bieber on Monday abruptly canceled the remainder of his “Purpose” world tour, including shows at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 23 and 24, citing “unforeseen circumstances.”

“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them,” tour organizers said in a statement. “He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the ‘Purpose World Tour’ over the last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates.”

No further explanation was given.

Bieber’s tour had 14 shows remaining, starting with AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday and was set to run through Oct. 7 in Singapore.

According to Billboard, Bieber’s “Purpose” tour had earned more than $200 million since its launch in March, 2016, when it began in arenas. This year, Bieber has focused mainly on stadiums.

His tour was banned from China last week due to previous “bad behavior.”

However, after a series of high-profile run-ins with the law, including charges of DUI, resisting arrest and drag racing, Bieber, 23, had seemed to temper his bad behavior and was rewarded with a string of hits including “Sorry” and “Love Yourself.” His current single, the remix of “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, became the most-streamed song in history last week, as it logs its 11th week at No. 1 on the singles charts.

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