Music mogul and TV boss Simon Cowell has suggested that teen star Justin Bieber needs to take a break.

Speaking to Fox News, The X Factor boss said when asked about the singer that he is always conscious of artists working too hard.

He said "If I ever thought one of our artists was being overworked or over-promoted you would just have to say to them, 'You've made enough money - take a year off'. You have to be sensible about it."

Bieber has been in the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons including arriving on stage late for performances as well as drama surrounding a pet monkey who was seized by customs in Germany in May.