Justin Bieber Concert Canceled After Fans Trampled
By PopEater Staff Posted Apr 26th 2010 10:29AM
Justin Bieber was forced to cancel his massive, outdoor performance in front of the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia, when several young fans were trampled after at least ten girls fainted. Over 5,000 people camped out overnight for the performance, but police were forced to cancel the outdoor show after paramedics had to break the barriers and rescue the young girls from being crushed by the massive crowd, New Zealand Herald reports.
Police later said all of the girls were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Bieber was meant to sing three songs at a free gig for the 'Sunrise' morning program; however, "mass scenes of hysteria" erupted outside the studio. "I am just as disappointed as everyone else with the news from this morning. I want to sing for my fans," Bieber tweeted.
"I'm so sorry it got out of control. We want what's best for the fans and don't want anybody to get hurt," Bieber added during the 'Sunrise' show. Watch the live footage:
This incident is not the first time Bieber has caused riots. In November, a crowd of nearly 3,000 screaming kids and parents at a Long Island, New York, mall started to get rowdy. Five people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries and police arrested Bieber's manager.
At the time, police asked Bieber's manager, Scott "Scooter" Braun, to alert fans via Twitter that the event was going to have to be canceled, but prosecutors say it took Braun an hour and a half to send two tweets. Ultimately, it lead to charges being filed against Braun. His lawyer asserts it took just seven minutes to get the word out. [Asking yourself, "Who the heck is Justin Bieber?" Read our handy guide to the 16-year-old pop star.]
Justin Bieber is interviewed during the "Sunrise" broadcast at Martin Place on April 26, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. More photos >>
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