Justin Bieber Dubai concert scare: Fan rushes singer on stage (Video)
Justin Bieber has shared with his fans footage of what some are calling a fan's onstage "attack" during a concert in Dubai and the teen pop star, who appears to have emerged unscathed, added that "nothing stops the show."
Emotions among fans were already high as the 19-year-old Canadian singer had started both concerts he performed in the United Arab Emirates city over the weekend two hours late. On May 5, during the second and final gig, a person ran onstage and approached Bieber while he was sitting at a grand piano, causing it to topple over. Security guards rushed to help the singer.
Bieber later reTweeted a Twitter message by investor Chris Sacca, which contained a Vine video of the incident (watch it below and also watch another fan-made clip).
"Whoa. Crazy fan tackled @justinbieber and knocked the piano down the stage. Mayhem," Sacca wrote.
Bieber continued performing after the incident and said on Twitter, "Dubai. Nothing stops the show. 2 more to go. #BELIEVEtour," referring to his upcoming concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa.
Thomas Ovesen, chief operating officer of Done events, the local concert promoter and organizer, told CNNArabic that the incident was not considered an "attack," despite reports.
"It was just a fan aged between 13 to 14 years old [who] jumped on the stage trying to hug his idol and was stopped before reaching the singer," he said.
Bieber's musical director, guitarist Dan Kanter, Tweeted that the incident as well, following messages of concern from fans on Twitter.
"It wasn't a prank. Someone ran on stage during Believe and the piano got knocked off its platform," he said, adding: "Everyone and everything is perfectly fine! Now stop worrying and go to bed or do your homework!!! :)"
The piano, however, was not at lucky as Bieber.
"The show only stopped for a second, [Bieber] carried on very well. Immediately they tried to fix the piano but all the legs were broken," Juhi Yasmeen Khan, who attended the concert with her son, told local outlet Gulf News. "We couldn't tell if it was an attack or just wanted to meet [Bieber] because the security grabbed him so fast."
(Pictured: Justin Bieber performs at the o2 Arena in London on Mar. 4, 2013. Credit: Joel Ryan / Invision / AP)