Bieber waxwork retired after 'excess fan attention'

Madame Tussauds New York has reportedly retired its waxwork of pop sensation Justin Bieber, saying it "no longer does justice to the star" after unexpected wear and tear.

A waxwork of Justin Bieber at Madame Tussauds in New York has been retired Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The wax figure was removed after persistent attention from fans caused excess damage, despite regular maintenance, said the New York Post.

Continued attention from fans reportedly took its toll on the Bieber waxwork Credit: Graylock/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Bret Pidgeon, general manager at Madame Tussauds, said: "This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome a new ‘grown-up’ Justin back to the attraction in the near future."