Club responds to Justin Bieber's 'worst birthday': 'Our hands are tied'
Justin Bieber claims he had the "worst birthday" when he turned 19 in London on March 1 and, while we doubt that claim is entirely accurate, the club where he celebrated got wind of his disappointment. A representative for London's Cirque Du Soir has apologized publicly to Bieber for not allowing some of his underage partygoers into the establishment, which was reportedly one of the reasons the pop star was upset.
"We, like all clubs in London, operate a strict age policy," the spokesman tells E! News. "As a few of the members of the party were under the suitable age of 18, the security team at Cirque Du Soir, London, clearly explained this rule and refused entry to the club for anyone who could not provide us with adequate proof of age."
The rep continues, "We are very sorry, and understand it's his birthday, but our hands are tied with local authorities and rules we need to follow as club to keep our license. We clearly didn't want to give him the 'worst birthday.' He is a friend and previously was always welcomed with open arms."
In addition to the club turning away some of his guests, Bieber was allegedly upset because of the aggressive way the paparazzi treated him while he was in the UK. "This is unbelievable. Can't even have fun on his birthday. Paparazzi are absolute d**kheads here," his friend Ryan Butler tweeted.