Justin Bieber Explains Why He Walked Off Stage: 'People Tend to Want to Shut You Down'

Justin Bieber penned a letter that he posted to social media explaining why he recently walked off stage.

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About a week ago, Justin Bieber made waves and headlines after he decided to walk off stage midway through a concert in Manchester, England. Now he's seeking to explain himself. The Biebs posted, then deleted a note to fans on Twitter. He later delivered the same speech live at his show Sunday night in Glasgow, Scotland. Per the Hollywood Reporter:

People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is ... people try to twist things, some people don't want to listen," he wrote in a note posted to Twitter. "But I simply feel like, if I didn't use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn't use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what's in my heart, then I'm doing myself injustice, and I'm not doing anybody in this audience any justice.

At the last of his three shows in Manchester, Bieber was reportedly trying to get through the show, but the sheer amount of screaming overwhelmed the performance to his annoyance. "I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love I appreciate the kind things. But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you. I don't think it's necessary when I'm trying to say something and you guys are screaming," he said. "I want to say something when you guys are screaming, it's not good," He then turned around and started walking away, dropping his microphone on the ground. The audience's cheers then turned to boos.​

The moment @justinbieber stormed off stage in Manchester last night. I've supported him from the start but he really needs a reality check.. pic.twitter.com/QyNBmQcBa9

Bieber takes the stage tonight in Glasgow before moving on to Ireland next week.

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