Justin Bieber Free Show Sends Eight Fans to Hospital
The Justin Bieber craze has gotten downright dangerous. According to The Huffington Post, thousands of frenzied teenagers spent the night at Sydney Harbour in anticipation of a free Justin Bieber show – and by morning, the mob grew so unruly that at least eight girls were taken to the hospital and several more were injured.
In the crush of 5,000 people, at least 10 girls fainted, and paramedics had to pull them out of the crowd, according to Australia’s Network Seven. Of the eight sent to the hospital, one fractured her knee cap, though most had hyperventilated. Police had to cancel the show.
“We were expecting this to be the biggest concert we ever had, but we just couldn’t have foreseen this scale,” said Grant Denyer, the weather presenter for Network Seven’s Sunrise, which was planning to broadcast the open-air concert.
“They wouldn’t listen to our directions, so hence they left us with no option,” Deputy Commissioner Dave Owens told reporters, adding it was a concern that so many youngsters were out at night without their parents.
“I WANT TO MAKE THIS CLEAR…I DONT CANCEL…” Justin Tweeted about the show. “I WOKE UP THIS MORNING TO THE POLICE CANCELING THE SHOW FOR SAFETY REASONS.” He added: “I love my fans…I love it here in Australia…and I want to sing…Im very happy about the welcome and the love from around the world, but I want everyone to still remember my fans safety comes first…”