Justin Bieber breaks off Argentina concert due to food poisoning
BUENOS AIRES - Agence France-Presse
Canada's pop star Justin Bieber performs in concert during his Believe world tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. AP PhotoA Justin Bieber concert in Argentina ended on a sour note for many fans when the Canadian teen sensation abruptly broke it off due to food poisoning.
After just 45 minutes on stage, the 19-year-old told a crowd of 45,000 in a Buenos Aires stadium Sunday that he wasn't fit enough to continue.
The announcement drew whistles from the mostly young and female fans, some of whom cried inconsolably when it became clear the show was over.
Bieber's manager said in a statement Monday that the star began vomiting late Saturday and that he suffered from a bad case of food poisoning. The episode came just two days after Bieber was forced to move out of the city's luxurious Faena Hotel after fans besieged it, causing police to close several streets in the vicinity.
The hotel's management was quoted by local media as saying that his presence disrupted the "tranquility" of the Puerto Madero neighborhood.
During his stint in the Argentine capital, Bieber was also photographed hitting the city's night clubs, with pictures surfacing in local media.
Bieber also disappointed his fans by canceling a meeting with some 200 of them.
Just days ago, while in Brazil, he was charged with illegally tagging the wall of an abandoned hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
He was also photographed emerging under a blanket from a notorious Rio brothel and later tried to bring prostitutes into the posh Copacabana Palace.
Furious that he was not able to do so, the teen reportedly went on a rampage in his suite, breaking various objects valued at nearly $6,000 in total.
Bieber and his entourage were subsequently kicked out of the hotel.