Sunday, May 26, 2024

Justin Bieber’s Promoters Knew on Friday That MSG Shows Would Be Cancelled — And More May Be As Well


EXCLUSIVE Justin Bieber’s shows at Madison Square on Monday and Tuesday this week are postponed. But sources tell me they were cancelled last week when Bieber scuttled the rest of his schedule. “The promoters knew all weekend, but they didn’t want to say anything,” I was told.

Bieber, 28, is suffering from a shingles-related disease called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. His face is partially paralyzed and his hearing is affected. I’m told it’s likely the shows set for Philly and Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino are in jeopardy as well.

Bieber’s health situation is a little odd for a 28 year old pop star. He’s already cut a tour short for depression, anxiety, and exhaustion. His wife, Hailey Baldwin, recently had a mini stroke. These are young people! They’re suffering from ailments that affect the middle aged and senior citizens. I may not be a fan of his music, but Bieber is a young man who should be having a great time, not going through this stuff.

So stay tuned. No doubt AEG wants him back on the road, but they want him healthy, too.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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