This week is definitely not Justin Bieber’s week.
The “Love Yourself” singer hit a paparazzo with his black Dodge Ram on Wednesday (26th July) night after leaving City Church in Beverly Hills. The accident comes after he cancelled the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour “due to unforeseen circumstances”.
According to multiple reports, the victim, identified as Maurice Lamont, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre. The accident happened when the Canadian star was trying to drive away from the church. However, he was surrounded by a crowd of photographers.
“He tried to scare away the paparazzi but as he neared the group, he accidentally hit one of the photographers who was in his path,” a source told PEOPLE.
Meanwhile, another source said, “Justin was surrounded by paparazzi leaving church services and accidentally grazed or came into contact with one of the paps surrounding his truck. To say he ‘ran over’ or ‘hit’ the guy is misleading and an overstatement and implies something much more grave than what happened.”
BREAKING: Witnesses say Justin Bieber hit a photographer in Beverly Hills on Wednesday evening. Police say it appears to be an accident. pic.twitter.com/tTqgKmAkGbADVERTISEMENT
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) July 27, 2017
In a video released by ABC News, Bieber is seen checking on the photographer. Witnesses said that he called 911 himself, stayed with the victim, and fully cooperated with the police.
Besides that, Lamont took to Instagram to speak out about the accident. He said, “Hanging in there everybody … Hour before my birthday hits, I get ran over by Justin Bieber. Isn’t that something? He’s a good kid, though. I think the truck was a little bit too big for him though ’cause there’s no way he could see over the front — the slope it was on.”
He added, “But like I said: He got out, he was compassionate, he’s a good kid, accidents happen. Hopefully everything works out here. Getting ready to go into X-ray right now!”
Accidents happen, even to celebrities! We wish Lamont a speedy recovery.
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