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Swedish Beliebers swamp Justin’s hotel

Two Swedish girls had to get medical attention after hundreds of euphoric Justin Bieber fans besieged the Grand Hotel in Stockholm to catch a glimpse of their idol on the Swedish stop of his Europe tour.

Swedish Beliebers swamp Justin's hotel

The crowd of about 300 mostly female fans chanted “Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber” outside the luxury hotel, as well as screaming and singing some of the teen idol’s most famous songs. A few even tried to scale the hotel walls in hope of spotting the celebrity.

IN PICTURES: Find out what Beliebers on site had to tell The Local

Swedish Beliebers Vendela and Jennifer told The Local about their passion for the Canadian pop-artist before they ran off in a hurry when the crowd started screaming again:

“He’s the best, we love everything about Justin,” they said.

“The songs carry a lot of meaning and he has a great personality. If he would take a picture with us we’d definitely cry for joy.”

Police and emergency services stood watch outside the Grand Hotel and kept an eye on the large group of Justin Bieber fans that were gathering.

According to the TT news agency, ambulance personnel treated two girls who were exhausted after being a part of the excited crowd.

“The two girls were hysterical and dizzy, they were feeling nauseous,” press officer Towe Hägg from the Stockholm police department told TT.

Justin Bieber came through Stockholm as part of his Europe tour, but he had already created headlines in other European countries.

When he visited the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam, he tweeted that he hoped Frank would’ve been a Belieber (a Justin Bieber fan), had she been alive today – a tweet that provoked a mixed bag of reactions, many negative.

Swedish comedian Mark Levengood, however, offered his own spin on the story last week when he tweeted.

“If Anne Frank had been alive today she would have been 83 and probably wouldn’t have given a toss about Justin Bieber.”

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Can Justin make it up to Nordic Beliebers?

Pop legend Justin Bieber has announced the dates he'll be performing in Scandinavia in 2016, as he attempts to woo back Nordic fans left devastated when he walked off a stage in Oslo earlier this year.

Can Justin make it up to Nordic Beliebers?
Justin Bieber in Los Angeles in October. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/TT
The 21-year-old Canadian heart throb announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he would be heading to the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm on September 29th next year, along with venues in Helsinki (September 26th), Copenhagen (October 2nd) and Oslo (September 23rd). 
 
The dates form part of the European leg of his Purpose World Tour which will see him performing in more than 30 world cities.
 
Tickets for the concerts in the Nordics are set to go on sale on December 17th at 10am, ten months ahead of the scheduled gigs.
 
Bieber will be attempting to win back the hearts of his Scandinavian fan base after causing a huge stir in October this year when he cancelled a performance in Oslo after singing just one song. He was apparently annoyed at a fan who spilled water on the stage.
 
“I’m done with this,” he told his audience after throwing his hoodie on the floor, video evidence of the incident showed. 
 
Many fans thought his swift exit was a joke and ended up in tears when they realized it wasn't.
 
The star later apologized on Instagram, saying he didn't always “handle things the right way”. He blamed a difficult week and lack of sleep, adding that he stopped the show because “the people in the front row would not listen”.
 
The singer also walked out of a Spanish interview during the same week, apparently frustrated at the language barrier. 
 
But his outbursts so far seem to have done little to damage his global fan base. 'Purpose', his fourth studio album, racked up 200 million Spotify steams in its first week when it was released last month.