Justin Bieber was left fuming as he arrived in New Zealand on Tuesday night, April 27 when one overeager fan "knocked down" his mum and stole his hat. The "Baby" hitmaker was greeted by hundreds of screaming fans at Auckland International Airport, just a day after chaotic scenes in Australia led to the cancellation of the star's show in Sydney.
The 16 year old had a massive security presence at the airport amid fears his free concert at the Strathallan School in Papakura on Wednesday, April 28 could suffer a similar fate to his Oz gig. And promoters made the right decision - 500 loyal fans greeted the teenager at the airport, according to The New Zealand Herald.
However, his fleeting journey through the terminal turned sour when one overeager fan knocked his mum to the floor and stole the star's hat. In a post on his Twitter.com page, Bieber raged, "The airport was crazy. Not happy that someone stole my hat and knocked down my mama. Come on people. I want to be able to sign and take pics and meet my fans, but if you are all pushing security won't let me. Let's keep it safe and have fun."
The teen sensation scrapped his only Australian gig on Monday, April 26 after thousands of young fans camped overnight at Sydney Harbour to see their idol perform. The frenzied crowd began to surge, prompting police to cancel the event after "more than 100 teens" became "distressed".
Eight fans were hospitalized and one suffered a fractured kneecap.