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Justin Bieber recently lashed out at media reports comparing him to Lindsay Lohan, and the actress is said to be furious with the singer's statement.
The 19-year-old pop star took to social networking site Instagram Thursday to refute the "countless lies in the press right now" about him stemming from his London tour debacle and recent run-in with the paparazzi. Various critics recently likened Bieber to Lohan due to his erratic behavior, which he addressed in his rant.
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"To those comparing me to Lindsay Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements," Bieber wrote, but later deleted.
Lohan, who is notorious for her self-destructive behavior, ongoing legal woes and various stints in rehab, is reportedly "appalled" with Bieber's response. The actress is said to be baffled as to why the singer spoke out about her and feels singled out by his "senseless and mean" remarks, according to TMZ.com.
Bieber deleted the post 10 minutes after posting it and appeared to regret the jab. He admitted that targetting Lohan was "wrong."
"My post was only up for a few minutes but I realized right away that what I said at the end was wrong and distracted from what I was trying to say," Bieber said.
"I immediately deleted it and rewrote it so it would show what I was really feeling and those words are up now," he added.
Bieber has had a difficult month since reportedly arriving two hours late to his opening concert at London's O2 Arena on March 4. Despite receiving threats of a boycott he continued his tour, but by Thursday, he encountered more drama when he collapsed on stage.
Bieber had reportedly fallen short of breath, which caused the collapse. He was later given oxygen before taking a 20-minute reprieve.
"[Bieber] was treated by our team of medics and after further examination they didn't find anything more serious or worrying," O2 Arena spokesman Jeremy King said in a statement.
Then, the pop idol was caught on tape Friday lunging at waiting photographers while leaving the Central London hotel.
"I'll f------ beat the f--- out of you!" Bieber screamed to the paparazzi as his security team held him back.
The photographers were understandably furious after Bieber made contact with them, which prompted vile insults.
Bieber, who eventually left the scene, took to social networking site Twitter to address the incident. He attempted to explain what had happened to his 35 million followers.
"Ahhhhh! Rough morning. Trying to feel better for this show tonight but let the paps get the best of me…Sometimes when people r shoving cameras in your face all day and yelling the worst thing possible at u…well I'm human. Rough week," Bieber wrote in a series of tweets.