x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Justin Bieber grabbed by desperate fan on stage in Dubai

With video: A swarm of security guards rushed the stage and lunged at youth with Bieber managing to free himself and dash to the side of stage.

Justin Bieber on stage in Dubai. During his second night performance he was attacked by a fan. EPA / Ali Haider
Justin Bieber on stage in Dubai. During his second night performance he was attacked by a fan. EPA / Ali Haider
UPDATE: Fan who grabbed Justin Bieber during Dubai concert will not face charges
 
Justin Bieber survived an onstage drama in the second Dubai show at the Sevens Stadium tonight.
The 19-year-old pop-star was at the piano performing the set closer Believe when the intruder - a youth in a white shirt and jeans - stormed the stage, and grabbed an unsuspecting Bieber from behind.
A swarm of security guards rushed the stage and lunged at the youth with Bieber managing to free himself and quicky dash to the side of stage.
The security guards tussled with the offender who pushed the piano off its hinges and it clattered onto the stage, rendering it unplayable for the remainder of the show.
A rattled Bieber and his eight-piece band managed to finish the song without pause while the youth was taken off stage followed by the damaged piano.
Bieber returned for an encore after a three-minute break and finished the concert with Boyfriend and the final song Baby.
Today Bieber himself tweeted: "Dubai. Nothing stops the show."
Thomas Ovesen COO at Done Events, said: "A young fan desperate to meet his idol did make his way on stage, but was immediately removed and Justin professionally continued with his show.
"As far as we know no further action has been taken against the youth."

 
 
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