UPDATED WITH THE MOST RECENT: Justin Bieber announced today, exactly one month after declaring a sabbatical from his Justice World Tour to focus on his health, that any resume is at least six months away. The tour was scheduled to conclude in Poland in late March 2023. That appears to be the earliest it will restart.
According to the social media announcement, “the Justice World Tour ended with Rock in Rio,” which he played at in early September. All remaining dates have been pushed back “up to and including March 25,” according to the announcement. It is available to read below.
The tour has been postponed five times due to Covid and Bieber’s revelation in June of 2022 that is battling Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which has caused him some facial paralysis.
Before September 6: “I need to prioritize my health right now,” Justin Bieber wrote today in an Instagram Story statement. As a result, the superstar singer announced, “I’m going to stop touring for the time being.”
After being postponed several times, Bieber resumed his Justice World Tour in late July. He revealed in 2021 that he has Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which causes facial paralysis.
This is the fifth time Bieber’s 130-date tour has had to be paused or postponed. Because of Covid, it was pushed back from 2020 to 2021 and subsequently to 2022. It had to be postponed once again earlier this year when he received Covid, and then again in June of 2022 owing to his struggle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. And now, once more.
At one point in June, Bieber produced a video showcasing and explaining his ailment, which is likely to be very challenging for a performer to live with.
Today’s announcement mentions performing at Rock in Rio over the weekend and doing six shows in Europe. “I gave everything I have,” writes Bieber, “but it took a real toll on me.”
There are about 70 dates left on his Justice World Tour, all of them outside the U.S. The tour was scheduled to run through March 2023.