Sick Bieber refuses to cancel Philippines gig

Updated: May 11, 2011, 08:49 AM IST

London: Teen pop star Justin Bieber refused to cancel a concert in the Philippines despite falling sick before the show.

The 17-year-old singer is touring the globe with his My World gigs and is currently in Asia ahead of planned dates in Japan later this month, reported Contactmusic.

Bieber took to his Twitter page over the weekend to tell fans he had been struck down with a mystery illness, writing, "I feel so sick."

He still hadn`t recovered by the time of Tuesday`s show in Manila, but he decided to press ahead with the concert anyway, telling his Twitter followers, "Sick as a dog... But the show must go on. Got called a trooper. Lol (laugh out loud)."

He added after the gig, "The streets of Manila are filled... This is crazy. Great energy. Sick or not that show went hard!"