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LONDON (AP) - Justin Bieber’s week just got worse.
Following a brief hospital stay after fainting backstage, the 19-year-old pop star’s preparation for a final concert in London on Friday hit a speed bump.
Bieber got into an altercation with insult-hurling paparazzi, lashing out at a photographer with a stream of expletives as he was restrained by minders.
The singer quickly took to Twitter to address the incident, which was captured by Channel 5 news, and pledged to channel his “adrenaline” into his Friday show.
“Ahhhhh! Rough morning. Trying to feel better for this show tonight but let the paps get the best of me,” he posted on the social networking site.
“Sometimes when people r shoving cameras in your face all day and yelling the worst thing possible at u…well I’m human. Rough week.”
A spokesman for the O2 Arena said the 19-year-old pop star was treated backstage during Thursday’s concert after becoming short of breath, but recovered and finished his set.
“As far as we are concerned everything is on, on, on” for Friday’s show, Jeremy King said.
“He was treated by our team of medics and after further examination they didn’t find anything more serious or worrying.”
A spokeswoman for Bieber said he was recovering after Thursday’s incident, which saw him given oxygen before returning to the stage.
“Justin has been released from the hospital after a check-up and, while he’s feeling a little under the weather, he’s currently planning on going ahead with tonight’s show,” the spokeswoman said Friday. She demanded anonymity to discuss the star’s condition.
“Best fans in the world,” he wrote. “Figuring out what happened. Thanks for the love.”
Video footage from the concert shows Bieber appearing to fade during a performance of his up-tempo hit, “Beauty and a Beat.” He slows down, puts a hand to his head then bends over, resting his hands on knees before walking slowly to the back of the stage.
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