Tuesday 28 February 2017

Justin Bieber 'punches fan' during scary encounter in Spain

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Justin Bieber
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Fans of Canadian popstar Justin Bieber camp in front of the concert hall in Madrid on November 18, 2016 in a bid to get as close as possible to their idol when the gates finally open. For days, weeks and in some cases more than a month, hundreds of Spanish Beliebers -- otherwise known as fans of the Canadian pop star -- have been camping outside the Madrid venue where he will be performing on November 23. Pic: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Justin Bieber has been caught on camera apparently punching a fan in the face during an incident outside a gig in Spain.

The unnamed devotee startled the singer when he grabbed at him through an open car window as Bieber arrived at a gig in Barcelona.

The Baby star reacted quickly and apparently hit the man, leaving him with a bloody lip.

Footage of the encounter went viral hours after the incident.

A source close to Bieber tells GossipCop the fan was running alongside the moving car when he reached through the open window and grabbed the singer's face.

The star has become very aware of his devoted fans in recent days - last week one devotee pulled Bieber's trousers down during an incident in Prague, Czech Republic, and a bodyguard had to rush to the embarrassed singer's rescue.

Fans of Canadian popstar Justin Bieber camp in front of the concert hall in Madrid on November 18, 2016 in a bid to get as close as possible to their idol when the gates finally open. For days, weeks and in some cases more than a month, hundreds of Spanish Beliebers -- otherwise known as fans of the Canadian pop star -- have been camping outside the Madrid venue where he will be performing on November 23. Pic: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
Fans of Canadian popstar Justin Bieber camp in front of the concert hall in Madrid on November 18, 2016 in a bid to get as close as possible to their idol when the gates finally open. For days, weeks and in some cases more than a month, hundreds of Spanish Beliebers -- otherwise known as fans of the Canadian pop star -- have been camping outside the Madrid venue where he will be performing on November 23. Pic: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Cameras also caught Bieber wrestling with a man who took a swing at him in June, when the pop star was in Cleveland, Ohio to watch a basketball game.

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The singer and the man had to be pulled apart by bystanders.

Bieber's time in Barcelona wasn't all work and drama - he got a few soccer tips from Brazilian superstars Rafinha and Neymar during a kick-about on Monday.

Bieber stopped by the Barcelona training facility during a break from his Purpose World Tour and spent a little time with the two soccer greats. Neymar played goalkeeper for one videotaped session, as Bieber attempted to score.

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