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Justin Bieber Hits Paparazzo With His Huge Truck After Leaving Church

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Justin Bieber at the 2016 102.7 KIIS FM Jingle Ball (Getty Images)
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Days after announcing he was cancelingthe remainder of his world tour, possibly to focus on his "faith," pop star Justin Bieber struck a photographer with his truck in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night.

TMZ has footage of the incident. "Justin was leaving the Saban Theater, where he'd been worshipping at a City Church event. He climbed into his monster pickup truck as photogs scrambled around the vehicle, and when he gunned it to pull away ... hit the man."

Bieber got out and checked on the photographer. Looking at the crowd of other paparazzi, Bieber appeared to say "you guys are in front of me," referring to how they surrounded his truck as he was trying to leave, and then asked the injured 57-year-old photographer how he was.

It's believed that Bieber was attending City Church, which has 8 p.m. Wednesday service at the Saban Theater, before the 9:30 p.m. incident.

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Bieber "fully cooperated" with the police investigation, according to the LA Times. The photographer, who apparently suffered non-life-threatening injuries, posted a video about the incident, saying, "[Bieber is] a good kid... I think the truck was a little too big for him though cause there was no way he could see over the front":

KTLA added, "Sky5 aerial footage shows Bieber leaving the scene in a 2017 Aston Martin that is leased to Kourtney Kardashian, according to California Department of Motor Vehicle records."