Pop star Justin Bieber has shocked fans by announcing plans to quit music after his next album.

The 19-year-old Boyfriend hitmaker sent has sent fans into a tizzy be declaring that he wants to retire.

Speaking on LA radio station Power 106, Bieber said: "After the album, um, I'm actually retiring man. I'm retiring. I'm going to take some time. I think I'm probably going to quit music."

Bieber's reps are yet to comment on the star's claims, while he has not replied to his hordes of fans on Twitter, who are sending him messages pleading with him to reconsider.