Justin Bieber was a no-show.
Pencils of Promise held their 10th-anniversary celebration at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday night where the Honorary Event Chairman, Justin Bieber, pulled out at the last minute.
The non-profit organization, which helps to build schools and increase educational opportunity in developing countries, was founded by Adam Braun - who is the younger brother of Scooter Braun. Scooter, the music giant and founder of SB Projects, is responsible for the careers of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
A source shared with AOL that the "Sorry" singer "had a panic attack on the flight" causing him to bail on the big night. Bieber then appeared on the big screen to explain that he couldn't make it due to "a lot going on" in his personal life.
The singer stated to Adam Braun, "there’s a lot going on in my personal life, all good stuff, but I couldn't make it but I just want to say how much I love you, how much I miss you. It's been so long since we've been able to spend some time together. I think you are awesome, I think you're amazing. You have a beautiful wife and a beautiful family but the coolest thing you do is give back. Pencils of Promise is one of my favorite charities in the whole wide world and I am so honored to be a part of it. I can't wait to go back to some schools. Last time we went we had the best time and we got to meet so many beautiful children and it was unbelievable. We got to give back and it was awesome. You are my true buddy."
Two years ago, Bieber was named as the first-ever global ambassador for Pencils of Promise. The 24-year-old super star has donated $1 from each of his concert tickets sold since 2010 to provide education to kids in East Ghana and Guatemala.