Bieber's mum knocked over by fans
Published 28/04/2010 | 11:52
Justin Bieber's mother was knocked over as hundreds of frenzied teenagers tried to catch a glimpse of the teen star when he arrived in New Zealand.
The fans mobbed the 16-year-old sensation and stole his hat as he was rushed through Auckland Airport to escape them.
The Canadian heartthrob tweeted to his 2.1 million fans to report: "Finally got to New Zealand last night. The airport was crazy. Not happy that someone stole my hat and knocked down my mama. Come on people."
The star's mother, Pattie Mallette, tweeted that she was "OK" after being pushed over by rampaging fans.
"Thanks for all ur support!! I'm ok thank you!!!," she wrote.
Before arriving at the airport, the blond-haired Baby singer had told fans that he wanted to sign autographs and have pictures taken. But police and security had to shut the opportunity down because fans were pushing.
The frenzy followed similar scenes in Sydney earlier in the week, where police cancelled his concert after surging crowds crushed some fans. The most serious injury was a fractured kneecap.
In New Zealand, a mob of mainly teen girls screamed and swarmed toward Justin at the airport. Escorted by security, police and minders, the star quickly left the airport out a side door.
A waiting black SUV whisked him away, leaving some fans sobbing with disappointment.
Later, Justin wore an All Blacks rugby jersey and played drums at a music lesson with a dozen teens at Strathallan High School for girls, before belting out half a dozen songs at an impromptu concert in front of 500 students.