December 6th, 2010
03:23 PM ET
Justin Bieber opted out of performing on German variety show “Wetten, Dass..?” Saturday after a contestant was seriously injured during the live program.
The contestant, 23-year-old Samuel Koch, suffered back and spinal injuries after jumping over a moving car while wearing stilts, People.com reports.
“Just want to let my people in Germany know I won't be on ‘Wetten Dass’ tonight as an accident has taken place and … we all don't think it is right to continue,” Bieber tweeted. “Please pray for Samuel Koch & his family as we wait and hope for his health and safety.”
The pop star added: “Germany I'm sorry we couldn't perform tonight but some things are more important than putting on a show. We will be back I promise. Thank u.”
"Wetten Dass..?" has been on the air since 1981.
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