Justin Denies Church’s Involvement in Tour Cancellation

July 27, 2017 - 6:15am

Justin Bieber has denied reports that he cancelled his tour in order to dedicate himself to Christianity. When confronted by TMZ cameras, the singer responded, "No," after being asked if he shut down his Purpose World Tour for religious reasons. When pressed further, he said, "You already know the reason."

Justin previously told TMZ he just needed some rest and relaxation after nearly two years on the road. Sources back up Justin's story to Us Weekly, saying that while he turned to members of the Hillsong Church for advice before canceling the tour, the church didn't push him to quit. "He is very involved with his church group but he's not becoming some sort of fanatic or anything like that," one source says. Another source adds that his decision to cancel the remaining 14 tour dates was very last-minute. "As of Friday, he was still ready to go, but Sunday night he changed his mind. He didn't want to go," the insider says.

Meanwhile, Bieber will return to the big screen in an unexpected star vehicle for pal David Hasselhoff entitled Killing Hasselhoff. The independently financed comedy lampoons Hasselhoff's career and legacy with references to Night Rider, Baywatch and more. The 'Hoff revealed that Bieber appears during the film's conclusion - as the voice of Hasselhoff's talking car KITT from Night Rider.

As well as Hasselhoff himself, the comedy stars Ken Jeong, Rhys Darby and Jim Jefferies. Cameos include Mel B, comedians Ron Funches and Howie Mandel, musician Kid Cudi and The Hoff's original Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin.