Justin Bieber sends message of support to China amid coronavirus outbreak

Justin Bieber attends the Premiere of YouTube Original's "Justin Bieber: Seasons" at Regency Bruin Theatre on January 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Justin Bieber has sent a message of support and offered up his "thoughts and prayers" to China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

China Global Television Network reports that the popstar sent the video message out through his profile on Chinese social platform Weibo and Douyin, a Chinese sister site of video app TikTok.

"What's going on China? Justin Bieber here,” he declares in the clip. “I just wanted to say I know it's a very scary time for your country right now but my prayers and support go out to you.

"You guys are amazing."

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He captioned his post to Douyin: "Hi China, let's fight through this together.” The Sorry hitmaker then added an expression of encouragement as he wrote: “Jiayou!"

The 25-year-old was banned from performing in the country back in 2017 as Beijing's Culture Bureau said his "bad behaviours" had "caused discontent among the public".

"Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer," read a statement from the ministry.

"We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public," it added.

Thursday saw rapper Stormzy announce that he would be rescheduling the Asia leg of his upcoming Heavy is the Head global tour due to concerns over the virus.

The grime artist was due to perform Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Tokyo, Japan, Shanghai, China and Seoul in South Korea from 20 March to the 29th.

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He shared to his social media channels: "I was seriously looking forward to bringing the #HITH World tour to Asia and playing some epic sold out shows but due to the ongoing health and travel concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, I’m regrettably having to reschedule this leg of the Tour.

"Information regarding the rescheduled dates will follow in due course. Please contact your local ticket vendor for any further queries. I promise I’ll be back."