Justin Bieber vomits at Philippines show

Updated: May 12, 2011, 09:29 AM IST

Los Angeles: Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber is suffering a chest infection which caused him to vomit during a live performance in the Philippines.

The `Baby` hitmaker, who is touring in Asia, was diagnosed with a bad chest infection ahead of his show in Manila but refused to cancel or cut his performance short, leading to him being sick backstage between songs, reported gossip website Perez Hilton.

"Justin was advised to either cancel the show or do an abbreviated set, but he insisted on going on. So they cut down the show, but once the show started he kept going," said a source.

The 17-year-old singer was greeted by hundreds of screaming fans outside the city`s SM Mall of Asia, and despite his illness he enjoyed the show.

He wrote on his twitter page afterwards, "The streets of Manila are filled. this is crazy. great energy. Sick or not, that show went hard! That show was great but tough. real sick. time to rest. (sic)"

Bieber has two days off before his next concert, and left the Philippines for Hong Kong.