Have you heard? Justin Bieber fainted backstage in London. And then, depending on your news source, he was rushed to hospital and either admitted or given a bed where he could show off his abs on Instagram.
It could've been something serious. After Bieber didn't emerge from backstage, Scooter Braun told the crowd, "Justin got very light of breath; the whole show he has been complaining." Bieber had fainted backstage and took a 20-minute break while sipping on some oxygen. Apparently, doctors at this point determined that this was no life-threatening attack, and Bieber, being the champ he is, finished the show at London's massive O2 arena, before heading to the hospital.
Then the Internet flipped out. The Associated Press sent breaking news alerts to people's smartphones. TMZ busted out its biggest headline font. Twitter came up with a new hashtag, #JustinTakeABreak. And Bieber, of course, took off his shirt. At the time of this writing the latest update about his condition comes in the form a tweet:
getting better. thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. best fans in the world. figuring out what happened. thanks for the love— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 8, 2013
And a moody image of Bieber in his hospital bed using what we believe to be Instagram's "Valencia" filter. (See above.)
But obviously Bieber wasn't the only one with something to say about this little scare. Cue the Beliebers for reactions of all kinds. There are the dramatic reactions:
This can't be happening im almost crying😭 #JustinTakeABreak— june 14 (@Adrectioner2017) March 8, 2013
Then there are the dramatic and profane reactions:
WHY THE FUCK IS MY BABY JUSTIN BIEBER IN THE HOSPITAL?!— denyiselamoshika (@OhhMy_Denisse) March 8, 2013
There are the motherly tweets:
And the wifey tweets:
There are the sort of suspicious tweets — don't forget that Bieber showed up two hours late to a show earlier this week and was once photographed something that resembled pot. Has he flown off the handle?
Bieber definitely is doing drugs or something— Mike Daday (@Whos_your_daday) March 8, 2013
Or is he just begging for more attention?
Bieber can't even keep a fucking shirt on in the HOSPITAL.— Jason Carr (@jrcpoet) March 8, 2013
Cue the armchair doctors. We probably won't know what really happened to Bieber until the morning, since it's now the middle of the night in London. But don't worry. The Beliebers knowhat's up:
justin bieber only fainted cause he saw his reflection #TooHot— Muhh-Rye-Uhh☮ (@Cheerleaderriah) March 8, 2013
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