Pop singer Justin Bieber has decided to cancel all the dates on his Purpose World Tour. Some have speculated that this decision came after Bieber's attendance at this year's Hillsong conference in Sydney. Multiple unnamed sources connected to Hillsong Church, which Bieber reportedly attends regularly, told TMZ that he canceled the tour because he "rededicated his life to Christ."
A statement on the singer's website Monday announced the cancellation but did not give a reason for it.
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts. Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months," it said. "He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."
When later asked about the reason behind the cancellation, Bieber told paparazzi that he was canceling the tour simply because he needed rest.
"Everything is fine," he said. "I've been on tour for two years." He said he was looking forward to "resting, relaxation" and noted that "I'm gonna ride some bikes."