NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:28 PM
It’s egg-cellent news for Justin Bieber.
The “What Do You Mean?” singer was taken off formal probation Monday — more than a year after he reached a plea deal with a neighbor who claimed the singer viciously egged his house, TMZ has reported.
Bieber fulfilled each of the settlement’s requirements — which reportedly included paying $ 90,000 in restitution as well as completing 12 hours or anger management counseling and 40 hours of community labor.
The singer worked at a homeless shelter and a youth center for his community service requirement, both on behalf of the Volunteers of America. The organization’s program manager, Donny Gomez, gave him a glowing review upon the completion of his hours.
“Mr. Bieber has been a great worker and addition to our center,” Gomez wrote to a judge in a letter obtained by TMZ. “He had no problem getting his hands dirty and moving heavy objects.”
“I truly believe he has learned his lesson and will be a productive member of society and a great human being,” he continued.
Bieber’s former neighbor Jeff Schwartz called police in Jan. 2014 claiming Bieber had assaulted his Calabasas, Calif. home with at least a dozen raw eggs, causing about $ 20,000 worth of damage.
Police raided Bieber’s home soon after the incident, where they obtained video from a surveillance camera that didn’t show the egging but seemed to support the neighbor’s claims. TMZ posted photos later that appeared to further reveal evidence of the vandalism.
Bieber pleaded no contest to one count of misdemeanor vandalism six months later when he reached the settlement with Schwartz.
In addition to officially completing his probation, Bieber released a new single on Monday titled “I’ll Show You.” In it, Bieber opens up about the difficulty of growing up and learning from his mistakes while being in the public eye.
“Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing, when the pressure’s coming down like lightning,” he sings. “It’s like they want me to be perfect, but they don’t even know that I’m hurting.”
Perhaps the ‘I’ll Show You” title has a double meaning, as the 21-year-old star strips down to his underwear and takes a dip in a frigid lake in a video for the reflective track.
The song is already the third single Bieber has released from his highly anticipated fourth LP, “Purpose,” which is set to hit shelves on Nov. 13.