Justin Bieber is having a rough time on his Believe tour. First German customs officials quarantined his pet monkey, then he caused an uproar in Amsterdam when he stopped by Anne Frank’s house, and next Swedish police claimed to have found drugs on his tour bus, according to the Associated Press. But there’s more: On Sunday Bieber was tackled by a fan while performing on stage in Dubai.
Bieber was in the middle of a song during a concert yesterday when an overexcited male Belieber evaded security, jumped on stage and hugged and/or jumped the singer. “A young fan desperate to meet his idol did make his way on stage, but was immediately removed and Justin professionally continued with his show,” Thomas Ovesen of Done Events, the music promoter behind the concert, told The National, an English-language Abu Dhabi newspaper. “As far as we know no further action has been taken against the youth.” The enthusiastic fan knocked over a piano in the process, but Bieber escaped without any harm. The singer took a three-minute break before returning to perform an encore.
This isn’t the first time the teen sensation has shown loyalty to his fans by performing under dire conditions. Last year, Bieber threw up during another Believe tour stop, but kept the show going in order not to disappoint his ardent fans.
After the Sunday show in Dubai, the “Baby” singer tweeted:
Dubai. Nothing stops the show. 2 more to go. #BELIEVEtour
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 6, 2013
The piano, however, wasn’t so lucky. According to The National, the piano was so damaged that it had to be carted off stage and was deemed unusable for the rest of the show.