Justin Bieber Claims He's Retiring During Christmas Eve Tweets

Celebrity News Dec. 25, 2013 AT 12:15PM
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Whatever, dude. Justin Bieber gave his fans -- sorry, his Beliebers -- a hellish Christmas Eve scare with a headline-grabbing Tweet. "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring," the Canadian-bred pop phenom, 19, tweeted to his nearly 48 million followers late Dec. 24.

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After his fans predictably freaked out, the "Boyfriend" singer seemed to backtrack from the whole retirement thing, then blaming the media for the confusion.

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"The media talks a lot about me. They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle," he said mysteriously. To make sure there was no further misunderstanding, he then added:

"Be kind loving to each other, forgive each other as god forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas IM HERE FOREVER."

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The fake-out was perfectly timed: Bieber's brand-new concert documentary, Believe, hits theaters on Christmas Day.

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