Bieber quit tour to set up his own church?

Bieber quit tour to set up his own church?

JUSTIN Bieber is calling it quits on the rest of his Purpose World Tour with speculation he wants to set up his very own church.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts," his tour rep said in a statement.

"Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months."

The cryptic and carefully worded statement continued, "He is grateful and honoured to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates."

Tickets are being refunded at the point of purchase.

Bieber recently attended the Hillsong conference in Sydney and this morning Channel Nine entertainment reporter, Richard Wilkins, said the singer might have cancelled his tour to focus on setting up his very own Church.

"I am led to beleive that the real reason he's come off the road is because he wants to reconnect with his faith and maybe even planning to start his own Church," Wilkins said on Today Extra.

"Whether he's looking at teaming up with them [Hillsong] ... or starting hs own church, we're not quite sure ... That's the word from an inside source."

Bieber, 23, had been slated to perform in Arlington, Texas, this weekend. He also had planned stadium dates in Colorado and New Jersey, plus international stops in countries including Japan and the Philippines, left on the tour.

The cancellation comes days after China announced that the singer - who in the past has been arrested, accused of abandoning his pet monkey in Germany and photographed leaving a brothel in Brazil - was banned from performing in China because of his "bad behaviour."

Justin Bieber on stage during his concert at ANZ Stadium in Homebush.
Justin Bieber on stage during his concert at ANZ Stadium in Homebush. Jonathan Ng

This article was originally published on The New York Post