Bieber issued an official statement on his twitter page on Christmas eve saying, "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring". See more tweets and pics after the break...
He shared his concern with his fans, "The media talks a lot about me, they make up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle."
His final statement, "Be kind loving to each other, forgive each other as God forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas I'm here forever."
Good luck Bieber.