Teen pop star Justin Bieber is having a bad week. Just days after celebrating his self-described “worst birthday” ever, the 19-year old was late for a March 4 London concert performance in which he was greeted with a chorus of boos.
On March 5, Bieber took to Twitter to apologize to fans for arriving late.
“Last night I was scheduled after 3 opening acts to go on stage at 9:35 not 8:30 but because of some technical issues I got on at 10:10,” he wrote.
He later added, “I was 40 min late to stage. There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was great show and I’m proud of that.
Bieber slammed the media for exaggerating the situation (some outlets reported that he pulled an Axl Rose and made fans wait for hours) and went on to “focus on the positive and put on a great show tonight here in London.”
According to UK’s Guardian, Bieber was two hours late for the gig at London’s O2 Arena, causing parents to freak out due to the late school night start time. Bieber’s late start – and subsequent late finish-- also means the singer is at risk for a noise curfew fine.
Some parents drug their kids out of the sold out show. According to CNN, fans desperate to catch the last trains home had to leave as soon as soon as the concert started.
Justin Bieber is scheduled to hit Philadelphia on July 17 at the Wells Fargo Center.