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Hundreds of Young Angelenos Afflicted With Bieber Fever

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Hundreds of young Angelenos huddled together in a crowd at L.A. Live yesterday evening, many of whom were suffering from pronounced and advanced cases of "Bieber Fever," a largely psychosomatic illness brought on by amplified adoration of teen superstar Justin Bieber.

Those afflicted with a more profound case of the sickness showed symptoms like face markings, and the inability to release their grip on items bearing their idol's name or likeness. Many held signs.

The 16-year-old, there for the premiere of his film "Never Say Never," (for which parents all over the country will be shilling out bucks to help boost the box office returns), is no stranger to victims of "Bieber Fever." MTV explains the condition "includes a variety of 'symptoms' ranging from frequent high-pitched shrieks, an affinity for the color purple, etc.," and then spoke with many of the afflicted in attendance last night.

Don't worry, though--while it might be contagious, it's not deadly, according to Kardashian little sib Kylie Jenner: "It's a very exciting sickness. It's something that a lot of girls want. It's a great excuse to stay home from school. There's no cure. It's not dangerous at all."