Justin Bieber 'taking music break' says Scooter Braun
Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, has confirmed the singer will go on a break in 2014 but is not retiring.
His comments come after the singer claimed in an interview he had plans to retire from the music industry.
"He said in the interview that he was kidding two seconds later," said Braun, who discovered the singer on YouTube.
"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."
Bieber's manager was speaking at the LA premiere for Believe, the teenager's new documentary.
Although the singer himself did not stop to talk to journalists, his mentor, the R&B singer Usher, spoke about the 19-year-old's career.
"This was going to be a long-term investment and we are are excited about the entire story," said Usher. "This is just another chapter."
The film, directed by Jon M Chu, features interviews with the singer in which he talks about his music, relationships and what is was like to grow up in the spotlight.
Earlier this month the Canadian singer was revealed to be the most searched-for person online, according to Microsoft Bing.
Last month Justin Bieber apologised to fans in Argentina after he was accused of mistreating the country's flag on stage.
He will celebrate his 20th birthday next March.
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