Justin Bieber must have been listening to a little Chumbawumba while on tour in Dubai, as he did in fact get knocked down and get back up again.
During Sunday night’s performance at Dubai’s Sevens Stadium, a fan broke through Bieber’s security and bounded toward the singer during a run through the title track from his latest album Believe. He didn’t get very far: A guard stormed the stage and tackled the overzealous fan, knocking over a grand piano. Ever the professional, Bieber simply sauntered away from the fracas and continued on with the song. It’s the latest unfortunate incident in a year full of them, involving fights, drugs, Anne Frank, and at least one monkey.
Check out fan-shot video of the incident below.
Bieber commented on the moment on Twitter, noting “nothing stops the show.”
His guitarist and musical director also weighed in on the incident. “It wasn’t a prank,” Dan Kanter wrote on Twitter. “Someone ran on stage during “Believe” and the piano got knocked off its platform. Everyone is fine. No need to worry!”
The international portion of Bieber’s world tour winds down this week with two shows in South Africa. Then he’s off for about a month before running through the Believe tour in the United States. His first date of the summer run is June 22 in San Diego.
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