Justin Bieber cancels Portugal concert

  • Canadian popstar Justin Bieber has canceled one of two planned concerts in Portugal this week, the Lisbon venue said on its website on the Monday.

    According to an unnamed source close to the singer, the cancelation was not linked to Bieber's on-stage collapse in London last week, which forced him to take a 20-minute break for oxygen and later visit a hospital.

    "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber was forced to cancel the second performance in Portugal, March 12," a statement said on the website of the Pavilhao Atlantico.

    Ticket holders for the canceled gig were entitled to a refund if they claimed it within a month, it added.

    Bieber’s visit to London was described by the teen sensation himself as a "rough week".

    In addition to the collapse, the 19-year-old was caught on film in a verbal altercation with a photographer and arrived nearly two hours late for a show leading to widespread anger amongst fans.

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