Crowd Hysteria Shuts Down Justin Beiber Concert

Crowd Hysteria Shuts Down Justin Beiber Concert

Published April 27, 2010

Sydney, Australia finally got to witness Bieber Fever. On Monday morning (April 26) a handful of teenage girls were injured as they awaited the arrival of pop sensation Justin Bieber outside Sydney Harbour.

Concertgoers said doors for the performance weren't supposed to be open until 5 a.m., but opened two hours early. Rumors circulated that Bieber arrived at the venue a bit early which caused fans to rush the entrance.

Grant Denyer, the weatherman for Network Seven's Sunrise program planning to broadcast the open air concert, expected a huge turn out, but had no idea it would escalate to that level.

"We were expecting this to be the biggest concert we ever had, but we just couldn't have foreseen this scale," Denyer said. 

Of the injured, eight were sent to the hospital, one suffered a fractured knee and others hyperventilated. Jessica Whitmore, 13, wanted nothing to do with the crowd frenzy and did everything in her power to leave the venue. Said Whitemore, "I couldn't wait to get out of there."

Though the show was canceled for saftey reasons, Bieber did relocate to Network Seven's studios to briefly perform his smash hit "Baby" for a handful of fans.

Representatives for Justin Bieber have yet to comment on the incident.

Written by Nile Ivey, Staff


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