Looks like Norway’s got a bad case of Bieber Fever.
Justin Bieber kicked off his European promo tour in the country’s capital city of Oslo on Wednesday (May 30) but things quickly got out of hand. The pop star was about to perform a free six-song concert outside of the Oslo Opera House when several thousand overzealous fans converged on the site and caused chaos. Many began chasing a car that they thought Justin was riding in, and a spike in mobile usage even knocked out cellular service in the city.
Police were threatening to cancel the concert and were considered declaring a state of emergency, so Justin took to Twitter to try and calm his fans.
“Please listen to the police. I don’t want anyone getting hurt. I want everything to go to plan but your safety must come first,” he tweeted. “For the show to happen u must all listen to the police. We are all concerned for your safety and I want what is best for u. Please listen.”
Justin’s words were apparently enough to calm the situation enough for the concert to proceed, although the start time had to be pushed back by thirty-minutes until authorities could get the situation under control.
Check out this video of the chaos in the city streets: