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Justin Bieber's 'spiritual mission'

Justin Bieber's 'spiritual mission'

Justin Bieber is on a "spiritual mission".

The 22-year-old singer had "an epiphany" recently, which led him to believe that he needs to reconnect with religion and nature and during days off from his 'Purpose' world tour he has been spotted meditating in parks and enjoying some solo strolls.

A source told TMZ: "He believes nature and religion - not concert venues and nightclubs - should become his life priorities."

Meanwhile, Justin recently upset fans when he declared that he will no longer take pictures with them because it makes him feel like a "zoo animal".

The 'Sorry' hitmaker complained that people are so concerned with getting a photograph with him when they meet him that they "won't even say hi to me or recognize me as a human" and, as a result, Justin has now put a ban on fan pictures.

He wrote on Instagram: "If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I'm not gonna take a picture I'm done taking pictures. It has gotten to the point that people won't even say hi to me or recognize me as a human, I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity. I realize people will be disappointed but I don't owe anybody a picture. and people who say "but I bought ur album" know that you got my album and you got what you paid for AN ALBUM! It doesn't say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a photo (sic)."

And the fan who is believed to be behind his decision has spoken out to defend herself.

Kailyn Ferrera posted a video on Instagram which shows her running up to Justin, hugging him, and trying to get a selfie while he stands there looking stunned.

Speaking on Mix 104.1's Karson and Kennedy, she said: "I got really excited, because I couldn't believe it was really him, so my first instinct was I need to give him a hug. So I walked over and I gave him a hug and put my phone up and he didn't like that.

"I feel bad. I didn't think he'd get mad about it, but he did. I'm sorry, Justin. I'm sorry that I upset you. I didn't mean to cause you anything this big. I had no idea - I was just very excited to see you."

Justin's decision not to take pictures with fans comes just months after he axed all meet-and-greets before concerts because they left him "drained and unhappy" from other people's "spiritual energy."