Sources tell TMZ that Biebz decided to scrap the tour because he “rededicated his life to Christ.” Justin has been spending a lot of time with Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz lately, but insiders insist Lentz had no role in Justin’s decision to cancel. As for exhaustion, sources say the rest of his travel schedule wasn’t that strenuous, o the excuse makes no sense.
Along the same lines, a report out of Australia claims Justin axed the tour in order to start his own church. “I am led to believe that the real reason he has come off the road is that he wants to reconnect with his faith and he may be even planning to start his own church,” Aussie entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins told “Today Extra," also noting his closeness with the Hillsong Church. "Whether he's looking at teaming up with them in something of a more permanent situation or doing some sort of religious activity on his own - starting his own church - we're not quite sure."
But despite the two stories, Justin insists religion played no role in the tour cancellation. Paparazzi caught up with him in Beverly Hills where he denied the rumors, shaking his head no when the photographer asked him about them. Check out the video here.