Justin Bieber was back on stage on New Year’s Eve for the first time in years. It was noticeable that the 26-year-old singer had not given a concert since 2017: he forgot the lyrics to his world hit ‘Sorry’.

“Music has helped us so much this year, it has been healing for me personally”

“I’ve lost the text,” said Bieber, as can be seen from images shared via social media. Bieber ushered in the year from the roof of a Beverly Hills hotel. The location of the concert was kept secret in the hope that it would not attract a crowd. That largely worked, although photos show that there were a number of fans at the show.

For them, and for everyone who watched via a livestream, Bieber had a surprise in store in the form of a new single. The singer announced the arrival of ‘Anyone’ earlier, but played the song for the first time on Thursday evening. Immediately after the New Year’s concert, the video clip appeared, in which Bieber à la Rocky Balboa steps into the boxing ring.