Justin Bieber Dodges Community Service with an Ankle Sprain

Justin Bieber was sentenced to community service, but claimed an ankle sprain stopped him from doing the timeJustin Bieber’s given a lot of excuses for bad behavior in his relatively short life, but his latest mouth-off really caught my attention.

If you recall, back in early Janury, I wrote a post about how Justin sprained his ankle while playing a star-studded game of soccer in Turks and Caicos. Now it seems like he’s milking that injury for all it’s worth…he sited a severe ankle sprain as the reason he could not complete his court-ordered community service (a sentence he was given after throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house last year.)

Apparently, he was supposed to do five days of community service and, conveniently enough, his doctor told him to stay off his foot for a week! Has the man never heard of rescheduling?

As a Houston podiatrist, I am all for people recognizing that ankle sprains are a serious injury that necessitates rest time and a physician’s care and attention. But I’m also a realist, and I have hardly ever come across the type of ankle sprain that would knock you out of commission for two whole months, to the extent where performing any type of community service would not be possible.

So here’s my bottom line: Justin, I commend you for taking the time to rest your ankle injury, especially since you’ve had a foot fracture in the past and, the more foot and ankle injuries you sustain, the more likely you are of getting more injuries in the future. But Mr. Bieber—you have been given so many gifts, and using your feet as an excuse to not give back to the community and right your wrongs? Totally lame. Man up and do your community service, even if you have to do it from a seated position.

Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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