Justin Bieber attacked at a Munich club

The 22-year-old singer was leaving Heart nightclub in the German city when a man aggressively shoved him.

FILE: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. Picture: AFP.

MUNICH - A man lunged at Justin Bieber as the star was trying to leave a crowded club in Munich this week.

The 22-year-old singer was leaving Heart nightclub in the German city when a man aggressively shoved him but Justin was quickly removed from the area by a woman in a German beer wench outfit.

TMZ, which has video of the incident, also reports that Justin's business partner John Shahidi shoved the attacker to the ground.

According to sources at the club: "The man was trying, but failing, to get Justin's attention all night and once they came face-to-face he decided to lunge at the singer."

Meanwhile, it was reported this week that Justin ended his brief relationship with Sofia Richie, 18, because it was getting too "hot and heavy".

A source told E! Online: "They were never officially together, but more casual hanging out and having fun. It was super-hot and heavy, and because Justin doesn't want a relationship right now, he wanted to cool things down. It wasn't an intentional cool-off, it just sort of happened on its own."

The news of the Sorry musician's decision to call things off came just days after Sofia - who is the daughter of music legend Lionel Richie - opened up about their "special relationship".

She said: "We have a special relationship. Justin is very easy to talk to, and that's hard to find with people in Los Angeles."

The pair were first thrust into the spotlight when the What Do You Mean? singer threatened to shut down his Instagram account if people didn't stop sending Sofia hate.

He wrote: "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like (sic)"

This then led to a feud with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, 24, who claimed he should stop posting pictures of Sophia if they couldn't "handle the hate".

She replied: "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol - it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you (sic)."