Michael Buble defends Justin Bieber

Michael Buble thinks Justin Bieber is "remarkable" and has handled criticism over his conduct with "dignity"

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This article is from 2013.

Michael Buble

Michael Buble

Michael Buble thinks Justin Bieber is "remarkable".

The 37-year-old singer insists criticism the teenage star has faced over his recent antics - including showing up to gigs over two hours late, smuggling a monkey onto a plane and joking during a visit to holocaust victim Anne Frank's house - is unnecessary as his behaviour humanises the 'Believe' hitmaker.

And despite his controversial conduct, Michael believes Justin, 19, handles himself with "dignity".

He said: "I think, for what Justin Bieber has been through, he is remarkable. He has handled it with dignity.

"I am a fan of the way he handles himself. They should give him a medal for smoking a joint. It made him human - he's just a kid."

The 'Haven't Met You Yet' vocalist - whose wife Luisana Lopilato is pregnant with their first child - thinks he would have gone off the rails had he found fame much earlier in life.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I'm glad I didn't achieve fame until I was almost 30.

"I had become the man I am, the man I was going to be.

"If it had happened when I was 17, I would have been a p***k."

This article is from 2013.

Justin Bieber

The Canadian singer and teen heartthrob brings his Purpose World Tour to the UK. Beliebers can look forward to hearing 'Sorry', 'What Do You Mean?' and 'Love Yourself'.

Hyde Park, London W2

Sun 2 Jul 2017

£65–£299

With Martin Garrix, Tove Lo and Anne-Marie.

Michael Bublé

Vancouver vocalist who croons on everything from 'For Once in My Life' to 'Moondance' with swing affectation and cheesy banter.

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