Bieber wiped away tears with his forearm as he sang “You give me purpose” to his fans. He continued singing the stripped-down version of the song through his tears as the crowd cheered him on.
JUSTIN IS CRYING, I LOVE HIM, HES SO HAPPY, SUCH A PRECIOUS LIL PUPPY 🐶
— Harp (@HarpoBieber) November 17, 2016
Bieber’s relationship with his concert-goers has been complicated throughout the course of his tour, especially when he’s walked off stage when fans continued to cheer through the moments between his songs. In Birmingham, England, he asked his audience to “take a chill pill for a second” and listen to him speak. “I appreciate all the love, it’s amazing,” he told the crowd. “But can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious.” Bieber also described how his fans’ behavior has changed throughout the years in a clip for the documentary Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower.
“As the fans get older and know themselves more they understand how to act,” he said in the clip. “They actually want to act a little bit more sane so that maybe they get my attention. Because at this point, if you’re screaming and super overwhelming, it’s hard for me to connect with you.”