Pop hitmaker Selena Gomez has cancelled her first Australian tour, citing the need to spend time on herself for a while.
The Come and Get It singer and former Disney star was due to play Perth Arena on February 1 as part of her five-date tour Down Under but in a statement released today, Gomez announced she would no longer be visiting Aussie shores.
"My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," the statement read.
"But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.
"To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me."
Gomez, a Texas native, has spent the better part of the year travelling the world with her Stars Dance tour, visiting more than 50 cities in 15 countries, but it seems the pressure of constant performances became too much for the 21-year-old.
Fans were quick to speculate on the reasons behind the cancellation on promoter Live Nation's Facebook page, with some suggesting it was the result of poor ticket sales.
However others debunked this theory, stating that four out of five concerts for the US star were in fact sold out.
Many fans commented they had purchased seats as Christmas gifts and would now have to find the money to buy a second present while waiting for a refund, while others said it was irresponsible for Gomez to cancel so close to the shows.
"Wow really poor form...do your performance then go and "find yourself"!! This is the problem when they are to young and famous!! They don't have the responsibility or respect that you just don't cancel your tour unless you have something seriously wrong!!," one Facebook post read.
Another post speculated Gomez's ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber was to blame.
"Coincidence that Justin beiber retires from music, then two days later selena cancels her tour?!," they wrote.
Ticketek advised ticket holders would be entitled to a refund and would be contacted by the agency with further information.