23-year-old Canadian singer, Justin Bieber has denied claims that he cancelled his world tour in order to start his own church.
The singer was questioned about his supposed religious calling as he headed out for sushi yesterday and appeared baffled at the suggestion.
He told TMZ: “No, you already know the reason.”
Despite looking confused by the question, the 23-year-old appeared relaxed after announcing he has called off the remaining 14 dates of his Purpose World Tour.
The star was expected to play in locations including North America, Japan, Singapore, and The Philippines – but has cancelled them due to “unforeseen circumstances”, which believed to be stemming from the star’s “exhaustion”.
However following the news, sources claimed that Justin was looking at starting up his own church as part of his plan to get closer to God.
“I am led to believe that the real reason he has come off the road is because he wants to reconnect with his faith and he may be even planning to start his own church,” veteran showbiz reporter Richard Wilkins told Today Extra.
“We know that he was in the country (Australia) a few weeks ago having meetings and attending the big Hillsong Church convention that they had here,” said Wilkins.
“[He’s] very close to a lot of the Hillsong people. Whether he’s looking at teaming up with them in something of a more permanent situation or doing some sort of religious activity on his own – starting his own church – we’re not quite sure, but that’s the word from an inside source.”
Justin’s tour cancellation was confirmed on Monday via a post uploaded to his website.