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Justin Bieber Exclusive Interview — Are You the New Elvis?

Tue, December 15, 2009 8:23am EDT by Add first Comment
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Way to go Justin — the crowd went so crazy at your Dec. 14 concert in LA, you had to stop the show to make sure everyone was OK!

Justin Bieber is a triple threat: Adorable, talented and he loves his fans! The 15-year-old chart-topper was so concerned the crowd might get hurt at his Radio Disney concert Monday night he paused the show mid-song to make sure everyone was fine.

Justin stopped halfway through “Favorite Girl”, during the show at LA’s Citadel Outlets, and told the crowd to step back. “People are going to get hurt!” he warned his throng of fans. “Please take a step back. I won’t start again and we’ll have to stop the concert if you don’t move back!”

The Citadel show could have been a repeat performance of Justin’s Nov. 20 mall show in Long Island, when a fan was hospitalized because a stampeding crowd tried to bumrush the star. This time around however, Justin has learned the hard way to take extra precautions. In addition to moving the concert outside to a large open parking lot, he even provided three ambulances and dozens of medics in case of disaster!

Despite the extra efforts, Justin’s fans were still determined to get closer to him, pushing up against the front gates, crying, fainting and throwing up all the while. Mid-way through the concert, media ( included) was evacuated from the front of the stage area to allow space for medics and security to heave girls who were getting crushed over the side of the gates to safety. No one was seriously injured, but Justin was still very concerned.

At the meet and greet after the concert, Justin begged security and his team to bring any fans who were potentially hurt backstage, so he could talk to them personally. “I just want to thank my fans and make sure they are okay,” Justin explained to Meanwhile, fans were pounding on the windows in the green room so intensely, extra security had to be called both inside and outside.

How does Justin handle all this fame at 15? “I don’t know,” he told us. “I’m just a normal kid.”

Nice try, buddy, but the screams of 15,000 female fans kind of suggest otherwise!


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