USMagazine, Saturday, February 9, 2013, 4:00pm (PST)
Even a snowstorm can't keep Justin Bieber away from the stage. The 18-year-old pop star is set to host Saturday Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 9, and the pesky blizzard known as Nemo is, he tweeted, no match for his Canadian blood.
"Up real early today for a LONG DAY of rehearsals," he shared with his fans on Friday, Feb. 8. "And now a blizzard is coming. No issue. I'm Canadian."
Bieber and his fans even began an online hashtag on Twitter, #BIEBERonSNL, that began to trend throughout the beginning of the weekend.
"These outfits on this SNL rehearsal are hilarious," he shared on Saturday, just hours before he was set to go onstage at the famed Studio 8H stage. The singer gave his fans a scare earlier this week when he got sick during rehearsals on Wednesday, Feb. 6, but is soldiering on like a "trooper," his manager Scooter Braun tweeted.
"He's good. He had a bit of food poisoning the first day, but he pushed through and did the whole day," Braun told MTV News. "He went to sleep really early that night. He was really great [Wednesday] and [Thursday] was his first day doing skits. … He definitely brought some of his own ideas."
The "As Long As You Love Me" singer has been on SNL before, though this will be his first time hosting the live show. In April 2010, he appeared in a sketch opposite host Tina Fey when he came on the show as a musical guest, and in May 2012, he made a cameo on Lonely Island's digital short for SNL's 100th anniversary.
This time around, however, Bieber will both host and perform as the musical guest of the evening for what he has come to refer to as "The Justin Bieber Show."
"Everything will be on the table: his relationships, the tabloids' stories about him, even the recent rumors that he tried pot," a source told the Huffington Post of the show. "If the bit is funny, then it will be on the live show."