Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for Justin Bieber: Madam Tussaud's has removed the 19-year-old's wax statue at its New York location. Why? Because his fans have fondled it too many times.

"With no ropes or barriers to stop them, thousands of fans have had their photographs taken with him since then — but it has taken its toll," a source told the New York Post.

But fret not, concerned Beliebers: The statue should be back soon, better than ever. "This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome a new 'grown-up' Justin back to the attraction in the near future," Madame Tussaud's general manager, Bret Pidgeon, told the Post.

If Tussaud's needs inspiration for Bieber's new "grown-up" look, they should consider modeling it after his mug shot.