Pop star Justin Bieber made a shocking announcement in a tweet he released on Christmas Eve — shocking, that is, if it’s true.
The 19-year-old singer announced on his Twitter account that he’s “retiring,” TMZ.com reports.
“My beloved beliebers I’m officially retiring,” he wrote. He added, “The media talks a lot about me. They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I’m never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle."
The singer seemed to back off a few hours later, notes NBC’s Today.com, writing, “IM HERE FOREVER.”
“So what’s the real story?" the Today.com report asks. "Details remain somewhat fuzzy because while Bieber himself said he’s leaving the business … his manager Scooter Braun noted the young star is actually just going to take a break” in an interview earlier in December.
A representative for Bieber declined to comment.
His remark came one day before a documentary about Bieber bombed at the box office, Time magazine notes.
“Justin Bieber’s Believe” opened with just $1.25 million in sales, ranking No. 14 at the box office, Time reports.