Bieber Fever ensues as the teen heartthrob lands in Israel

Published May 3rd, 2017 - 08:23 GMT
The singer will be performing in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. (NME.com)
The singer will be performing in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. (NME.com)

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is set to perform in Israel Wednesday evening, six years after causing a stir during his last visit to the country.

Some 1,000 security guards and 200 police will be on hand during the one-off concert at Tel Aviv’s Yakron Park venue, Israel Radio reported.

The one-time teen heartthrob, now a bit older but still selling records, arrived in Israel the night before by private jet and was whisked away to the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv where dozens of female fans waited in vain for a glimpse of the 23-year-old. 

According to Channel 2 television, Bieber arrived with a 115-strong entourage that includes 15 bodyguards, who will constantly shadow the performer.

Organizers delayed his planned arrival in Israel by several hours until the end of Israel’s annual Independence Day, the report said.

Bieber announced the world tour in support of his record “Purpose” in December. One of the world’s most famous pop stars, he last performed in Israel in April 2011 when he was 17.

That visit was marred by clashes with the paparazzi and reports he failed to show up for a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.


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