Justin Bieber cuts short Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber's abandoning the rest of his Purpose world tour after 154 stadium shows over 18 months.

He won't be performing his final 15 tour dates, which were a host of scheduled shows across the US, as well as in Hong Kong, Tokyo, the Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia.

No reason was given but an inside source says Bieber made the decision himself, according to reports.

In a Facebook post that garnered mixed responses, a spokesperson for the 'Sorry' hitmaker said the Purpose World Tour would be cancelled "due to unforeseen circumstances".

"Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months," it read.

"He is grateful and honoured to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run.

"However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."

China announced last week that Bieber had been banned from their country after claiming "it was not appropriate" for them "to bring in artists with bad behaviour".

Bieber played in New Zealand earlier in the year, performing a show at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium on March 18.

He spent several days on our shores, and later tweeted that he loves New Zealand - no mean feat given he'd been swearing at Australian fans and telling them they made him sick just a week earlier.

Newshub.