Security Tightened in New Zealand for “Bieber-Mania”

SYDNEY (Reuters) – New Zealand is tightening security for a visit by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber following a reside performance by the teen singer in Sydney had to be canceled when a 5,000-strong crowd of young girls ran out of handle.

Thousands of mainly tween girls had camped out overnight to catch up a glimpse of their 16-year-old idol, who was caused by sing three songs live at Sydney’s Circular Quay on Monday morning for an Australian TV show.

But police were known as in as the crowd got out of manage before the singer arrived and various girls were injured from the crush and others fainted, sparking comparisons towards the reaction of young fans when The Beatles went on tour from the 1960s.

“With everything that happened 2day i want u all 2 know that i care and U all rule and if i could thank each 1 of u individually i would,” Bieber wrote on his Twitter account.

Bieber, who is in Sydney to promote his album “My World 2.0,” is due in New Zealand later this year and officials from Auckland Airport told the New Zealand Herald newspaper that additional security would be arranged for the singer’s arrival.

It’s not the very first time that Bieber has sparked such a reaction.

In March an appearance by Bieber at a U.S. shopping mall was canceled caused by overcrowding. Bieber’s manager was arrested for refusing to send a message out on Twitter warning fans not to come for the event.

Bieber shot to fame following being discovered on YouTube where his mother had posted videos of him singing at talent shows. He was signed up by rapper Usher’s record label Island Def Jams Music Group at the age of 14.

His “My World 2.0″ album hit the No.1 spot on the Billboard charts within the United States within a week of its release last month.     - Source

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