Justin Bieber was left nursing more than a bruised ego during a recent visit to a skate park after landing on his backside while trying to complete a complicated move.

The teen idol has returned to his home in California after spending months travelling the world on his Believe Tour, and he paid a visit to a skate park in Simi Valley on Thursday (12Dec13) to practice his board skills.

An aide was filming the star as he tried to complete a complicated trick, only to fall off his skateboard and land on his butt.

Rather than be embarrassed by his slip-up, Bieber posted the footage to his 12 million followers on Instagram.com.

Alongside the post, he wrote, "Always get up when u (sic) get knocked down."