The Biebs’ manager Scooter Braun first sounded the alarm Wednesday when he tweeted, “the streets are filled...the bridges are closed. it is out of control. we may have to start the show early or they will cancel.”
The teen star pleaded with fans through Twitter to cooperate with police, who threatened to cancel the show: “I dont want anyone getting hurt. I want everything to go to plan but your safety must come first. ... for the show to happen u must all listen to the police. we are all concerned for your safety and i want what is best for u. please listen.”
The concert, filmed as part of the NBC special “Justin Bieber: All Around the World,” did eventually go on, albeit 30 minutes earlier than planned.
According to the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, which translated into English means the Evening Post, 88 Bieber fans received medical treatment for injuries including cuts and dehydration.
The paper estimates that between 5,000 and 6,000 people were in attendance. Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang told Afternposten that organizers should have “ensured that [the show] was safer for the fans.”
To display just a slice of the chaos, Bieber shared a video of screaming girls following him in speed boats. Watch more videos and see photos of Bieber’s crazy trip to Oslo below. Warning: The videos feature a lot of screaming., so turn the volume way down.