The Biebs’ new look may prove to be the ultimate remedy for Bieber Fever.
Bieber lost 80,000 fans after chopping off his famous locks earlier this week, The Daily Star is reporting. The almost 17-year-old pop star — who had his banged crop chopped for charity on Monday — saw a massive exodus of his 7.5million Twitter followers after he unveiled his buzz cut.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped a select group of Beliebers from shelling out top dollar for a lock of his hair. After his much-talked about trim last week, Justin presented talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres with a few precious strands of his shaved hair, telling the Emmy winner: “I’m giving pieces of it to different people. We’re doing something special. We want you to donate it to whatever charity you want.”
Ellen put the hair up for auction on ebay, with all proceeds going to the California animal rescue organization, The Gentle Barn. Bidding started at $10 and after just three days has already hit $10,000.
The death of The Bieber Cut hasn’t, however, adversely affected Justin’s album sales. He notched his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week when Never Say Never: The Remixes opened in the top slot with 165,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Bieb’s first topper came with My World 2.0, which debuted at No. 1 last April.