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Justin Bieber "getting better" after collapsing at London gig

Published on Mar 8, 2013 10:11 AM
 
Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs at the o2 Arena in east London on Monday, March 4, 2013. Bieber tweeted that he was "getting better" after collapsing on stage from shortness of breath during a performance in London and being rushed to the hospital on Thursday. -- FILE PHOTO: JOEL RYAN/INVISION/AP

(REUTERS) - Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that he was "getting better" after collapsing on stage from shortness of breath during a performance in London and being rushed to the hospital on Thursday.

Bieber's spokesman, Melissa Victor, told Reuters that the singer had fainted on stage at his concert at London's O2 arena and had been taken backstage where he took a 20 minute break and was given oxygen by doctors.

Bieber, 19, returned to the stage after the break and his representatives said he was OK. Victor said the Boyfriend singer ignored doctors orders and returned to the O2 Arena stage to finish the performance.

The singer tweeted to his 35 million Twitter followers following the incident, "thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. best fans in the world. figuring out what happened... thanks for the love".

 
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