Pop icon Justin Bieber’s “Justice” world tour has come to a close — with 70 shows still left to play.
The 28-year-old singer announced the cancellation of his remaining concerts Tuesday with a statement posted to his Instagram Story.
“As the result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North American leg of the Justice Tour,” he continued. “After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour. I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me.”
The Grammy winner noted that during his most recent performance in Brazil, he “gave everything” to the audience.
“After getting off the stage, the exhaustion overtook me, and I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now,” he added. “So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being.
“I’m going to be ok, but I need time to rest and get better,” he continued. “I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of Justice to the world. Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!”
Bieber’s tour kicked off in February 2022 and was scheduled to end in March 2023.
When the “Sorry” singer was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome — which is a neurological disorder characterized by facial paralysis — in June, he postponed the United States leg of his tour to recover.
“I’m gonna get better, and I’m doing all these facial exercises to get my face back to normal, and it will go back to normal,” he said in an Instagram video at the time. “It’s just time, and we don’t know how much time it’s gonna be, but it’s gonna be OK.”
Justin’s wife, Hailey Bieber, reflected on the “scary” situation during a “Good Morning America” appearance that same month.
“He’s doing really well. … He’s feeling a lot better,” the model, 25, said at the time. “He’s going to be totally OK, and I’m just grateful that he’s fine.”
Justin returned to the road the following month with a performance in Italy.
This is the second consecutive world tour that the pop star has canceled, as he pulled the plug on his “Purpose” trek in 2017 due to mental health struggles.