The pop star has talked about wanting to connect with fans rather than take selfies with them, opening up on Snapchat about it last September.
"Honestly I'd rather stand there and talk to you for five minutes and not take any photos ... just have that moment without the chaos," he said. "It's like, why did you travel to see me in the first place -- was it really to see me or was it to get that moment of you seeing me so you could tell people about it?"
"If I'm walking somewhere or arriving somewhere and you guys are asking me to take a photo, if I don't respond, if I continue to keep walking, the likelihood is that I probably don't want to take a photo at that moment," he added. "If you start screaming louder that's not going to make me want to take a photo more."
"I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy," he explained in an Instagram post. "Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense, and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression."
"The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders," he continued. " ... Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me... And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen."