Justin Bieber has told fans that he is taking a break from Twitter to spend time with his family. The decision comes after the Canadian teen pop star had felt growing pressure and media intrusion on the Israeli leg of his tour. A committed Christian, Bieber had also hoped that his stay in the country would be a spiritual experience.
The “Pray” singer has over eight million Twitter followers. But he has increasingly felt pressured on his current tour of Israel. He is due to perform at a sell-out concert in Tel Aviv tonight. But Bieber, who has been open about his Christian faith, had also planned to visit some holy sites. He has felt under siege from paparazzi and from the politics surrounding whether he refused to meet Israeli children with the country’s Prime Minister. He told fans that he has been “super frustrated” by it all.
So now he has made a decision. “I want to see this country and all the places I’ve dreamed of and whether it’s the paps or being pulled into politics its been frustrating … Gonna take a little break from Twitter and enjoy this time with my family…”
Everyone needs a break sometime and it has been quite a rollercoaster ride for fame for the 17-year-old Bieber. He has been disgusted by the paparazzi taking photos of him at holy sites, so maybe he thinks that by not Tweeting his every move he can get some peace.
After playing Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv on tonight, Justin Bieber continues his tour with stops in Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines. Just how long will it be before his next Tweet?