Justin Bieber went to Instagram to give fans a long, lengthy post about some of the problems that he is currently dealing with in regards to his career, his past, and some of the struggles that he is now dealing with. He touches on being a child star, drug use, his family, depression, and his marriage to his wife, Hailey.
Here are some excerpts from his post:
“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… Sometimes it can get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change.”
“You see I have a lot of money, clothes, cars, accolades, achievements, awards, and I was still unfulfilled. Have u noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life? There is an insane of pressure and responsibility put on a child who’s brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet.”
“Everyone did everything for me so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility. So by this point I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted. By 20 I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world.”
“I started doing heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me, and i was hiding behind a shell of a person that i had become.”
Although his post touched on some dark issues, he ends it on a positive note by saying, “All this to say even when the odds are against you keep fighting. Jesus loves you.. BE KIND TODAY. BE BOLD TODAY AND LOVE PEOPLE TODAY NOT BY YOUR STANDARDS BUT BY GODS PERFECT UNFAILING LOVE.”
Read Bieber’s entire Instagram post below.