Michael Buble defends Justin Bieber

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2013
Michael Buble

Michael Buble

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

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."

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