Canadian singer Justin Bieber joined musicians around the world in paying tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks and also those even mildly affected by the recent Japan earthquake (no casualties reported in the earthquake). Bieber spoke about the incidents, without directly referring to them, while on stage at the launch of his new album Purpose in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Paris was hounded by a series of attacks on November 13, leaving 132 dead and many injured. Singers like Bono, Madonna and several others from the music industry paid tribute to the victims of the attacks.

The 21-year-old Bieber stood in silence for a minute along with hundreds of his fans at the Purpose album launch. He closed his eyes and spoke about how some things are beyond our control.

Later, Bieber talked to fans about how he had lost his ‘purpose’ but feels there is light at the end of the tunnel. This was also in reference to his infamous acts that may have angered his fans. “I just felt like I lost my place for a while. I lost my purpose, and I wanted to just be light and let people know that whether you don’t feel like you have a purpose, whether you’re just trying to figure it out, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.

Watch video to hear Justin Bieber paying tribute to the Paris attack victims.