Published Sep 03, 2019Justin Bieber has shared with fans his struggles with fame, depression and drug abuse in a lengthy new Instagram post.
The Canadian pop star made the post last night (September 2), saying he can sympathize with anyone who is dealing with disappointments, dread and even losing the will to live.
Bieber went on to explain that even after attaining fame, money and accolades, he still felt "unfulfilled." He criticized turning children into stars, citing undeveloped emotions and decision-making skills in young people faced with "an insane pressure and responsibility."
Bieber admitted that he became an 18-year-old with "no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted." As such, he got into heavy drugs at 19, "made every bad decision you could have thought of" by age 20 and "abused all of my relationships."
Bieber also acknowledged he "went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world."
Despite the odds, the 25-year-old Bieber said he has finally "bounced back from all of these terrible decisions" — managing to mend relationships and change his habits.
He cited his recent marriage to Hailey Baldwin as the force that helped him learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness and humility, and in turn become a better person. Bieber also credited Jesus and "God's perfect unfailing love."
Read his full post below.
Earlier this year, Bieber announced he was going on hiatus to focus on "repairing some of the deep rooted issues I have." He has since returned, making an appearance onstage with Ariana Grande at Coachella and releasing hit song "I Don't Care" with Ed Sheeran.