A life-size wax figure of Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber is displayed at Tokyo's Madame Tussaud wax museum on September
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For those that yearn to touch Justin Bieber — or any celebrity, for that matter — but never get the chance, a place like the wax museum Madame Tussauds offers almost, sort of, kind of the next best thing: a creepily lifelike statue with no bodyguard protection.

If this sounds insane, consider that Madame Tussauds is being forced to remove the Bieber statue at one of its New York City locations. According to the New York Post, the statue has been damaged irreparably by the greasy, groping hands of Bieber's most adoring fans.

The museum's general manager confirmed the removal, saying, “This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome a new ‘grown-up’ Justin back to the attraction in the near future.”

The museum has no plans, however, to welcome grown-ups who find it weird to touch a wax statue as if it's actually real.