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Remember when Justin Bieber said a week ago that he is retiring? Many speculated whether or not the 19-year-old pop star meant his words, but Bieber took to Twitter on Christmas Eve to confirm the news.

My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring

-- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 25, 2013

He followed up that admission with a seeming explanation for his time off from work.

"The media talks a lot about me.They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle," he tweets. "Be kind loving to each other, forgive each other as god forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas Im Here Forever."

Fans already felt a gamut of emotions after the initial announcement, but maybe they shouldn't be so concerned. After the initial retirement comment on the radio, Bieber told USA Today, "I'm going to take my »

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