Justin Bieber Taking One Year Break! Scooter Confirmed!

Justin Bieber and Scooter braun BELIEVE premiere

Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun has confirmed that while Justin was only “joking” when he announced his retirement this week, his fans should make the most of him while they can as he will be taking a “break” away from the spotlight next year to “relax.”

Justin sent the world into a frenzy earlier this week when he joked in an interview with Power 106 that he would be retiring from music prematurely. While it was later confirmed to be a joke, Beliebers were still flooding Twitter with hysterical pleas for him to reconsider the hiatus.

Scooter tells BBC Newsbeat at the Believe premiere:

He said in the interview that he was kidding two seconds later.

Next year he is just taking a break to just make music and relax and take time to himself. It’s the first time [he's had a break] since he was 12.

He hasn’t taken time off since he was 12… he knows he wants it, and wants to spend time with this family. His younger brother and sister are starting to grow up and he doesn’t want to miss their childhood.

I think for his wellbeing at 19, 20 years old, [it’s good for him] to take time for himself, to figure out who he wants to be.

Justin’s taking ONE YEAR hiatus in 2014.
WATCH Scooter’s Interview with ClevverTV:

  • brieana

    OH MY GOODNESS I CAN’T BELIEVE I FELL FOR THAT RETIRMENT JOKE!!!!!!!!! ONE YEAR OFF JUSTIN NEEDS IT…… I WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM AND SELENA AS ARTIST BECAUSE THEIR BOTH MY IDOLS……. AMAZING AND TALENTED YOUNG MAN AND YOUNG LADY…… THEY ARE AWESOME…..

  • Kalani

    I love Justin. He’s such amazing guy. Any girl is lucky to have justin as there boyfriend.

    • 1belieber4ever

      good for him,he deserves it :)

    • Sinthia

      Too me I don’t think we girls are lucky to have him but if you say soo I hope so one day.

  • brieana

    @ kalani hi sweetheart listen I just want to apologize for yelling at you in caps on selena’s fan site earlier yesterday for hating on selena. I understand that u really don’t care for her now but, I love you I hope you FORGIVE me and sorry for the other times too baby girl ….. I just want to let u know that those things I said to you about not wanting to be ur sister anymore because I didn’t like the fact that you were being so harsh to Selena wasn’t called for I should have thought about posting that before hand. The truth is that I was so angry because of all the hate and about what you said about selena that I wanted to take it out to tell you how I felt about it……. I didn’t mean to be that mean and disrespectful to u like that now that I think of it I really feel bad for what I did apology accepted???????

    • KALANI

      ITS OKAY. SOMETIMES THE TRUTH HURTS. WELL IF SELENA DIDN’T DIS JUSTIN SO MUCH THEN MAYBE I WOULDN’T HATE SELENA. BUT I’M SO AWW OF JUSTIN

    • KALANI

      ITS OKAY @BRIEANA. IF SELENA DIDN’T DIS JUSTIN SO MUCH. THEN MAYBE I WOULDN’T DIS SELENA SO MUCH. BUT SINCE SHE DOES. WELL. SHE DESERVES IT SO DOES THAT BITCH TAYLOR. SHE’S NOT THE ONLY CELEB IN THE WORLD TO ALWAYS EXCEPT AWARDS. WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS GOD. SHE’S NOT

  • SHANNON BIEBER

    ok sweetie if you want the break really bad i can deal with it but i will miss you very very much and so will your other belieber please continue to make at least some music while your on vacation. WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WANT THE BEST FOR YOU! YOUR # 1!!!!!!! JUST PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US WE LOVE YOU!

    • for real?

      how selfish are you? when justin said he’s taking a break he is getting away from the spot light to be with HIS FAMILY!. That means he’s going to rest and not think about music for awhile! He’s not a damn robot, give him a break!.

  • hannah bieber

    1 year what ??? that’s too long !!! :( :( :( hopefully he will at least make more new music

  • KALANI

    HOPE JUSTIN CAN REPLISH AND JUST TAKE TIME FOR HIMSELF.

  • KALANI

    AT LEAST HE WON’T BE INFRONT OF THE CAMERAS ALL THE TIME. THAT HE TAKES FOR HIS FAMILY AND OF COURSE HIS BOYS.

  • Tom

    This is great. I still think he is a great kid. He is wise to go to ground and reconnect with the important things that move him. Sure, he made some stupid moves. But he stood out in front of a lot of issues of love and acceptance. Stand tall JB! Some time off will get him out of the hurley burley and give him time to focus. Again, Stand tall JB! You inspired a lot of people with your world view of love. Go, kid!

  • Sinthia

    If he wanted to take a break well that’s what Justin Bieber should be doing he be rehearsing for like 2 years so yeah he really needs a break.

  • byb

    Unfortunately he will lose fans when he will come back…

  • minal gupta

    yaa , Justin should take a break because for a long time he can’t spend his time and share his feelings with his family members.So, he should.
    LOVE U JUSTIN .;)

  • minal gupta

    yaa , Justin should take a break because for a long time he can’t spend his time and share his feelings with his family members.So, he should.
    LOVE U JUSTIN ………..:)

  • Cierry Midze Era Baroga

    I love you so much Justin. I know :) We know – You really need space and break to relax and heal your heart from your past heartbreak with Selena. But please promise us – You’ll be back. You will just have a break 1 year. Bc we still really need you. WE LOVE YOU – Beliebers are Forever! :) And Justin Sell Believe DVD’s I need to buy one I want to watch your movie really. xx – BCierryMidze

  • minal gupta

    NO , I am his big fan and my cousin is too . We both love him so much that how can i explain u.
    If any person is a fan of JB so he or she has a huge heart for JUSTIN . U are saying that he will lose his fans when he came back .IT is wrong, it means that u are not a fan of JUSTIN .In my words I can say that IF A PERSON IS A FAN OF JUSTIN SO HE / SHE HAS A HEART FOR HIS SINGING AND ALWAYS SHALL.
    love u JUSTIN my BIEBER …………

  • true believer

    he realy deserves his break love you and we will be waitkng for you justin

  • ***BeLiEbEr ****

    this is a bloodyyyyy joke

  • ***BeLiEbEr ****

    IT IS A VEEEEERY Bad and sad news…………………………
    i LOVE u…..
    i dont want this but IT IS REAL THAT U NEEDs A break
    I AM GONNA MISS U verrry much
    promise us that u COME BACK AFTER 1 YEAR.
    LOVE U JUSTIN

  • Marion

    Selena just canceled her Tour in Asia and Australia…;-) to take some time for herself was her explanation. Maybe a chance for both of them to reconnect far away from the craziness of Hollywood, Paparrazis and circus medias. Wishing both if them happiness together or separately ;-) with all m’y affection

  • Sarah Bieber

    I hope when he comes back, he will be back to his old self.

  • boybelievebelieber

    to me this is a great choice. maybe if hes not in the spotlight for too long, he can get back to being the good old Justin and back to good choices. I think Justin made a excellent decision!

  • Belieber

    Its sad, but i agree. he does need to take a break. hopefully after that he’ll get back to doing more concerts.

  • ALEKSANDER

    Justin ! When you’ll took break some one’ll fille your place ; then don’t it !

  • essie j

    im happy that he’s gonna be with his family :)

  • ♥belieber&jelenator♥

    if it mades him feel better then okay :)

  • SofiaBieber

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT DO THAT TO YOUR BELIEBERS!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!1 :'(((((

  • Wow…

    He DOES deserve a break, but unfortunately, this is terrible for business. He will be forgotten… I won’t forget him, but the public will.

  • GeneralPublic

    Wonderful news!!! Hopefully he dies within a year…WHY GOD WHY PAUL WALKER AND NELSON MANDELA!!! Why didn’t you choose justin…just WHY!!!??? I hope he’s next…

    Best Regards,

    General Public speaking.

    • honey

      it truly is pathetic and sad how fuked up people like you say stupid shit like that by wishing death upon someone you don’t even know who the f they are and they don’t know who the f you are and God doesn’t like that and you will most likely get yours for saying stuff like that about people you don’t even know the kind of person they are just because the media portray them s in a certain way so they can make money. people need to stop wishing death on others it’s not cool and it’s not funny it’s f unnecessary.

      • honey

        God does not like ugly. He loves all his children.

    • honey

      it truly is pathetic and sad how f***** up people like you say stupid s*** like wishing death upon someone someone you don’t even know who the f*** they are and they don’t know who the f*** you are and you are not society and society does not think that and God does not like ugly and you will get yours for saying s*** like that its not funny it’s not cool and people need to stop talking this stuff about wishing death upon someone. The media portrays people in such a way so they can make money so just knock it off it’s just pathetic

    • I love jb

      Why the f do you think it is okay to wish death upon someone. You don’t even know him he doesn’t even know you. Wishing death upon someone you know or do not know is just plain cruelty. You are messed up. I hope you feel good about yourself.if someone said that to you or if the person you wished death upon them actually killed them self how would that make you feel. Yeah like shit. You had no right of saying that. There is just something wrong with you. If i was you i would go get help…. You really need it.

      • honey

        Exactly @I love jb

  • -ffff

    Yeah think about what he have done since he was 12, work work work, more then most of all people in the world. And yes i think he will drop new music 2014 but not do a tour.

  • shreya mishra

    hiiii justin…
    i was very shocked to hear about ur retirment :-( ..
    bt thank god it was just a joke…:-)
    i hope u wl again rock on… we all fans wl miss u alt

  • Bieber-Love

    One year off from his career is not much to ask for…. Justin deserves that! He have worked so hard and he has done so much for his fans. I’m happy he decided to take some time for himself,family & friends. He needs that, he could figure out what he wants in life & on the plus side he will still be making music Scooter said. so that’s great! :) I love you Justin & i will always love you! You deserve this baby! Take all the time you need & when you’re ready to return back to the spotlight i will be right here! I promise! :) I’ll miss you but i’m happy :) Good luck Hunnie! #belieberforever! :) #love #respect #understand