Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is held back by a member of his security team as he confronts a photographer outside his hotel in central London in this still image taken from video on March 8, 2013. REUTERS/Reuters TV
He's had the "worst bday," reset his watch to Bieber Standard Time (irking a sold-out London crowd in the process), collapsed on stage, tried to "beat the f---" out of a London paparazzo and cancelled a concert to the dismay of fans in Portugal.
All in a little more than a week.
And don't even get me started on the gas mask he was sporting, unless avoiding the smell of his recent self-induced methane is his explanation.
Like many pop stars before him, Justin Bieber appears to be on the verge of a meltdown. Could it match or surpass what Britney Spears went through in early 2008 or others like Mariah Carey and Demi Lovato survived?
With the newness of fame, stardom and touring clearly worn off, it might be time for Bieber (and his inner circle) to step back and see how to slow the Bieber train down before it heads completely (and possibly permanently) off the rails.
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