Justin Bieber Apologizes for Delaying London Concert

Entertainment Mar. 5, 2013 AT 9:30AM
Justin Bieber performs the at 02 Arena on March 4, 2013 in London, England. Justin Bieber performs the at 02 Arena on March 4, 2013 in London, England. Credit: Matt Kent/WireImage.com

The show must go on! After Justin Bieber kept his fans waiting before taking the stage at London's O2 Arena on Monday, March 4, the 19-year-old singer apologized to concertgoers in a series of Twitter posts March 5.

"Last night I was scheduled after three opening acts to go on stage at 9:35, not 8:30, but because of some technical issues I got on at 10:10. So I was 40 minutes late to the stage," he wrote. "There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was a great show and I'm proud of that."

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Bieber continued, "Tonight we will run on time and look forward to putting on an amazing show for everyone in attendance. . . . I'm all about the music and performance and I respect my fans. I never have any intent to upset or let anyone down. And I'm not okay with things being exaggerated. Once again sorry for anyone upset. Now we have a show to do today and I'm gonna focus on the positive and put on a grew show tonight here in London. Night 2 at the O2 is gonna be even better. Get ready. Thanks."

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A concertgoer counters that the "As Long as You Love Me" singer didn't hit the stage until 10:38 p.m., after Carly Rae Jepsen and Cody Simpson had finished their sets. To compensate for his tardiness, the concertgoer told Us Weekly that Selena Gomez's ex had to whittle down his set list.

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Bieber's rep had no comment, but an insider echoed what the singer said via his Twitter account. "He was not supposed to go on until 9:30 and he went on just after 10," the insider told Us. "He was not two hours late. There was no booing."

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