Justin Bieber’s rough week in London is ending on a good note – the pop star was released from the hospital early Friday morning following a brief stay.
“He’s been released from the hospital early this a.m. after a check-up and while he’s feeling a little under the weather, he’s planning on going ahead with tonight’s show,” a Bieber rep said.
The 19-year-old was taken to the hospital Thursday night after collapsing on stage at O2 Arena in London. He complained of being “very light of breath” and receiving oxygen from paramedics, according to his manager Scooter Braun.
Braun got on stage and explained the situation to Bieber’s fans. “Justin got very light of breath. The whole show he’s been complaining, and he’s backstage with the EMTs and the doctor,” he announced. “They’re telling him that they want him to go see somebody and see what’s going on with his lungs.”
The health scare is the latest in a string of unfortunate events for Bieber on his London visit. He claimed to have had his “worst birthday ever” last week because of reports claiming he was celebrating his 19th birthday at a London nightclub with Will Smith’s underage son, 14-year-old Jaden. Bieber defended himself on Instagram with a solid black picture and the caption: “The funny moment when people believe I brought underage people to a club.. U think Will is letting his 14 year old in a club, I don’t think so.”
On Tuesday, he took to Twitter to apologize to fans for being late for a concert Monday night. “Last night I was scheduled after three opening acts to go on stage at 9:35, not 8:30, but because of some technical issues I got on at 10:10. So I was 40 minutes late to the stage,” he wrote. “There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was a great show and I’m proud of that.”