Justin Bieber has thanked his fans for their support, as rumours continued about the end of his romance with Selena Gomez.
The Canadian superstar was a no-show at the MTV EMAs, where he won three awards, after reports emerged that he had broken up with the Wizards Of Waverly Place actress.
Justin refused to confirm or deny the stories, but tweeted to his Beliebers: "Regardless of what happens i see all of the tweets and all the love you guys are sending me. thank u. love u too. #grateful #smiling. thank you. alot of thoughts. but it is always us. thank you thank you thank you. love u.
"We will never stop. thank you for believing in me. making me believe in myself. and knowing that WE win...OUR ALBUM. OUR SUCCESS. OUR SMILES. i love u. #beliebers."
The 18-year-old previously admitted to E! Online: "I don't know what's going on in my life. To even assess that it doesn't make sense because I have not made any comment."
The couple - who made their first public appearance together at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in February 2011 - apparently decided to split about a week ago, with distance and their busy schedules contributing factors, according to reports.
"Because of their crazy schedules, it was getting harder and harder to maintain a relationship," a source told E! Online.
Rumours were fuelled further when the Baby singer was spotted with Victoria's Secret model Barbara Palvin at a Broadway production of The Lion King, although the 19-year-old catwalk star has denied any romance.
"Please calm down.there is nothing going on w him.i met him and did a pic w him. wouldnt u do the same?:) #friendship," she wrote on Twitter.