A few days ago, Justin Bieber opened up about how achieving fame at an early age led him to struggle physically and mentally later in life.
In an emotional post, Bieber describes the bad decisions he had made during his 20s. He revealed that he abused drugs as a teenager, suffered depression and ruined relationships after becoming a ‘shell of a person.’
Becoming famous at 13, living in an unstable household, and having “access to whatever I wanted” led to his drug abuse, which affected him mentally, as well.
“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life, your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances, your relationships. When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble. You star foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day… Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change. I fully sympathize with you.”
Read the full letter below.
Bieber ended his letter by praising his wife of one year, Hailey.
“It’s taken me years to bounce back from all these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits. Luckily, God blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me. Now, I am navigating the best season of my life — ‘MARRIAGE’!! Which is an amazing, crazy new responsibility. You learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility, and all the things it takes to be a good man.”