Bieber's Facebook Death Threat In South America Causes Hysteria
Justin Bieber's fanbase loves him to death, but a threat last October in Peru via Facebook took that to another level. A Facebook page with the translated heading "Kill Justin Bieber October 17 At National Stadium" also included a picture of a bloodied Bieber (taken from a cameo appearance on the hit television series CSI). Fans flooded social media sites pleading with Biebs to stay away, including a "#BiebsStayOutOfPeru" hashtag. The page was quickly removed but garnered global headlines. Undeterred, the singer didn't flinch and played the Lima, Peru concert without incident.
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Justin Bieber Slams Twitter "RIP" Hoax About Rowan Atkinson
Bieber took time out of his schedule in February 2012 to slam those spreading rumours about the death of British actor Rowan Atkinson, best known for his goofy character Mr. Bean. "Stop joking," the musician tweeted. "Remember he's Mr. Bean -- who was part of your childhood and grew up with you." Bieber also asked followers to retweet his post. Michael Robert Meras, the tweet's creator, quickly apologized for the joke. Bieber would also be the subject of a "RIP" Twitter hoax himself which quickly went viral.
Bieber Breaks Foot But Perseveres At 2009 London Gig
In November 2009 Bieber was opening for Swift at London's Wembley Arena. Returning for the song "One Time," Bieber tripped over "something on stage" and went over on his right ankle. Video showed him visibly in pain and hobbling around but being a pop music trooper (if such a thing exists) he finished the song before limping off. X-rays showed a fracture but Bieber carried on with the next show in Manchester sporting an air cast. "Don't worry, Manchester," he said to fans. "The show must go on!"
Man Knocks Down Justin After New York Fragrance Launch
Biebermania was high in New York City last June when he launched "Someday", his own fragrance line. With barricades set up to deal with the rabid fans trying to see and touch the musician, Bieber exited Macy's store in Herald Square only to have a man tackle him. According to ABC7 news in New York, the unidentified man "just went crazy" and knocked him down. The pop star was "startled and shaken up" but was fine moments later. Meanwhile the unidentified man -- who quickly had millions of enemies online -- was an undercover cop trying to protect Bieber from the crowd.
Justin Bieber investigated for wreckless driving..again
On May 28th, 2013 Bieber was once again accused of racing his Ferrari around the streets near his home. This time Bieber was chased by former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson as he was alarmed to see the white sports car zip passed him as he was walking his 3 year old daughter. Bieber retreated into his home before Johnson was able to confront him, but detectives were called in to investigate the claim.
Bieber Celebrates 17th Birthday With Middle Finger Salute At Paps
When Justin turned 17 in 2011 he celebrated with a party at an Italian restaurant with Selena Gomez in tow. Upon leaving Bieber seemed irked by the usual amount of flashes from paparazzi and gave the middle-finger salute to those who eagerly clicked away. It's doubtful Bieber was indicating they were number one. The photographic hounds captured his response as Gomez shielded her face. The next day Justin took to Twitter to apologize. "I'm sorry," he said. "It's not always easy but I know better than to react in anger." Weeks later he 'accidentally' ran over a paparazzi's foot on a moped.
Bieber To Pose In D&G Underwear Ad?
The collective hearts of some fans beat faster after speculation Justin Bieber was doing a photoshoot for a Dolce & Gabbana underwear ad in May of 2011. "God listened to my prayers!" one said while others said their lives would be complete. In 2011 pictures surfaced showing someone who looked to be Bieber sporting D&G undies. Turns out it was nothing more than an exercise in Photoshop, with the picture being a composite of a model's body with Bieber's head.
'Wetten dass...?' Bieber Nixes German TV Appearance After Horrid Accident
No novice to the talk show circuit, Justin Bieber quickly nixed his December 2010 appearance on German show "Wetten dass...?" (Bet It). The reason? A stunt by daredevil Samuel Koch went horribly awry when he tried to jump over a moving car driven by his father. Cameras caught Koch motionless on the floor and in extreme distress with several fractures and serious back injuries. Bieber tweeted about the incident and his reason for not appearing, saying some things were more important "than putting on a show." Koch survived but doctors said he'd never walk again properly.
5000 Fans Feel Let Down Down Under
It wasn't a g'day for Australian Bieber admirers in April 2010. Fans heard about a Bieber concert and descended upon Sydney's Circular Quay. The throng grew to 5000 people overnight, leaving police in the midst of foreseeable crowd control chaos. Those eager to get into the show started moving forward, crushing some located at the front. Some fans were injured while others were treated for hyperventilating. Police shut things down and Bieber performed at another, smaller location: a television studio. Cops also said the lack of parental supervision also played a role.