Article Nov 24, 2016

You are no longer passing

Justin Bieber breaks down in tears during Purpose performance

Justin Bieber broke down in tears as he performed in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday night (16Nov16).

The 22-year-old singer was belting out the title track from his album Purpose during his concert at Festhalle Frankfurt when the emotion of the rendition became too much to handle.

Fan footage of the concert shows Justin stopping the performance mid-song to wipe tears from his eyes with his Metallica T-shirt.

To the soundtrack of the audience screaming as he flashed his washboard abs while lifting up his top, Justin was seen smiling bashfully as he attempted to control himself.

Justin then continued with the performance but as his fans sang the track back to him, the singer was forced to stop the performance again as he was seen struggling to hold back his tears.

With his hands on his waist, Justin exhaled and composed himself before concluding the song as pyrotechnics lit up the stage.

Wednesday's concert wasn't the first time Justin has hit the headlines with a weepy performance. During his performance of What Do You Mean at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015, Justin broke down as the enormity of his comeback hit him.

Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after the awards ceremony, Justin attempted to explain his emotional show as he told the host: "It was just so overwhelming for me. Everything, the performance, I missed some cues so I was a little disappointed with that.

"And everyone - the support - I honestly wasn't expecting them to support me in the way they did. Last time I was at an awards show I was booed. I've worked so hard at this album, I've worked so hard at becoming the man I want to become. Then, standing in the situation, you just can't help but feel judged, so I was just feeling judged and wanting to win so badly, and wanting to do what I love so badly, that I just put everything on the line."