Jack Osbourne has issued a dire warning predicting Justin Bieber “will unravel before our very eyes.”
The 27-year-old reality star made the remarks about the Canadian superstar on Twitter over the weekend, writing: “Ok it’s it me are is Justin Bieber literally about to unravel in front of our very eyes? Hope it doesn’t get too crazy for the young lad.”
The father-of-one added, “PS someone clearly didn’t tell him to not f**k with the British press.”
Osbourne is of course referring to Bieber’s “rough week” on the London leg of his 125-date “Believe” world tour.
Those seven days saw the apparently troubled singer dub his 19th celebrations the “worst birthday,” endure a storm of parental fury after he took to London’s 02 Arena stage two hours late, collapse before being hospitalized on Thursday, and then face-off with a paparazzo on Friday.
That laundry list of woes doesn’t even include the teen idol’s latest penchant for wearing a gas mask on evenings out, something he recently described as a “just a joke” to put off paparazzi.
This latest show of concern for Bieber comes a day after he canceled a concert night in Lisbon, Portugal, rumored to be due to poor ticket sales — a claim the singer’s manger Scott “Scooter” Braun has since denied.
It’s likely Osbourne made his observations based on his own experience with the press. In June 2012, shortly after revealing his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, Osbourne went on the offensive over UK tabloid reports likening it to a death sentence, tweeting: “Dear journalists…will you please stop sensationalizing my situation to sell ur poorly written magazines and papers. I AM NOT DYING!”
In what appears to have become the latest hot topic that everyone from Brit rapper Professor Green and ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher to singers Jessie J and Ne-Yo and CNN host Piers Morgan have all commented on thestate of Bieber— although it should be noted that all of these came out in support of the singer.
Even Bieber’s grandparents have reportedly found it appropriate to tell all and sundry that they are “shocked and terribly saddened” by their grandson’s antics.
Is it just me, or does anyone else think the constant internet wittering is more likely to lead to Justin Bieber’s “unraveling” than any real problem?