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Justin Bieber cancels Purpose world tour meet-and-greets

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Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour will include shows in 114 shows over North America and Europe by the time it’s all over. But he announced Tuesday that in order to save emotional energy, he’ll no longer participate in fan meet-and-greets.

The 22-year-old pop star made the announcement on Instagram with a lengthy post, accompanied by a photo with a young fan.

“I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy,” he writes. “Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.”

Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen ;)

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Bieber adds how overwhelmed he feels by trying to meet fans’ expectations. “Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised,” he adds. “Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen.”

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The Purpose tour began March 9 in Seattle and is scheduled to end Nov. 29 in London.

Bieber’s reps did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

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