Justin Bieber wrote an open letter apology to fans days after he abruptly stormed off stage mid-show during a concert in Manchester, England.
“People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is … people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen,” the 22-year-old singer wrote in a since-deleted Twitter note on Sunday, October 30. “But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience any justice.”
Bieber continued, “There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human. But I don’t pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don’t say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I’d be a robot, and I’m just, I’m not a robot. There’s times when I get upset … times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be frustrated. But I’m always going to be myself on this stage.”
The “Sorry” singer stormed off stage after asking his fans to stop screaming during his Purpose World Tour stop in Manchester on October 23. After cooling down, he returned to the stage to finish the show, but refused to address the audience again, telling fans, “We’re just going to do the music.”