Justin Bieber, playing in the surf while the world burns. The 16-year-old singing sensation looks like he had a lovely time tossing a football and building sandcastles at Sydney Beach this weekend, but his trip down under hasn’t been all fun in games. A morning concert outside the TV show Sunrise had to be canceled after nearly 3,000 fans showed up as early as 3am, with crowd surges sending eight to the hospital. “There were a number of parents down there [but] I would question why there weren’t a larger number of parents,” a police official told Billboard. “We had 12, 13 and 14-year olds [alone] at 3 and 4am in the morning. They were being crushed up against the barrier.”
Bieber still performed a song from inside the studio, but fans were clearly disappointed they wouldn’t get to breathe the same air as their idol. “I love my fans….and I am just as disappointed as everyone else with the news from this morning. I want to sing for my fans,” tweeted the Beeb. “I’m very happy about the welcome and the love from around the world, but I want everyone to still remember my fans safety comes first.” At least they can comfort themselves with these photos of Justin scampering on the sand.
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