Justin Bieber hits paparazzo photographer with his truck
Watch footage of the incident, which happened late Wednesday night
Justin Bieber hit a paparazzo photographer with his truck while leaving Saban Theater, home of The City Church, in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday night.
Video of the incident posted by ABC shows Bieber getting into his truck as photographers snapped the singer’s picture and asked questions like, “What’s up with you, Biebs? How you been, my man?” As Bieber pulled away, he clipped one of the paparazzo photographers, who immediately hit the ground.
Lt. Scott Dowling of the Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed the accident to PEOPLE and noted the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries; he transported to Cedars-Sinai hospital. Footage of the aftermath shows Bieber outside of his vehicle and standing near the victim, who is alert and talking to other photographers.
A source told PEOPLE Bieber “tried to scare away the paparazzi but as he neared the group, he accidentally hit one of the photographers who was in his path.” According to CNN, no citations were issued at the scene of the accident.
This is just the latest in a string of headlines for Bieber, who recently canceled his Purpose world tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them,” Bieber’s rep said earlier this week. “He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during this run. However, after careful consideration, he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”