Justin Bieber tweeted his 2.1 million fans Wednesday to report: “Finally got to New Zealand last night. The airport was crazy. Not happy that someone stole my hat and knocked down my mama. Come on people.” Before arriving at the airport, the blond-haired singer had told fans that he wanted to sign autographs and have pictures taken. But police and security had to shut the opportunity down because fans were pushing.
A similar situation occurred at a mall in Long Island, New York, in November. Bieber’s free concert was canceled at the 11th hour when hundreds of fans stampeded after a reported sighting of the teen star. The frenzy followed similar scenes in Sydney, Australia, earlier in the week, where police canceled a Bieber concert after surging crowds crushed some fans. The most serious injury was a fractured kneecap.