Justin Bieber Carried Up Great Wall of China by Bodyguards?

Celebrity News Oct. 1, 2013 AT 8:50AM
Singer Justin Bieber attends the 40th American Music Awards Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Justin Bieber seems to be in the best shape of his young life -- but that didn't apparently stop the pop wunderkind, 19, from getting a major assist from his bodyguards to ascend one of world's greatest wonders. Currently touring Asia, the "Beauty and the Beat" singer took a break in between concerts in Beijing and elsewhere on Monday, Sept. 30 to visit the Great Wall of China. Unlike your average tourist, however, Bieber made it to the top of the milleniums-old structure by being carried by his bodyguards.

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One fan's Instagram photos document the upward journey ("Justin being carried by his bodyguards up the Great Wall of China today in Beijing, China"), with other fans taking their own shots; Bieber and his team were then seen making a victorious pose at one of the summits. ("We made it up top!! #GreatWall")

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Another fan pic posted on Twitter claims that Bieber skateboarded through the streets of Beijing -- with his bodyguards jogging behind him to keep up.

One of Bieber's peers -- Miley Cyrus -- rose to his defense in the new issue of Rolling Stone. "I'm not that much older than him, so I never want it to feel like I'm mentoring him," Cyrus, 20, told the magazine. "But I do mentor him in a way. Because I've been doing this sh-t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don't think he's quite done it yet."

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"He's trying really hard," Cyrus added. "People don't take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play the guitar, he really can sing. I just don't want to see him f--k that up, to where people think he's Vanilla Ice. I tell him that."

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