Justin Bieber just poured his heart out on social media regarding his struggles with fame, depression and poor life choices … however he also explained how he found the strength to correct his ways and get on the right path to success.
JB took to Instagram to send a message to everyone who has followed the superstar through all the ups and downs.
He says it got so bad with drug use, pressure of being a child star, and regretting his decisions that he considered not living anymore.
Bieber’s post reads,
“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you you are overwhelmed with your life your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances, your relationships.
When it feels like theres trouble after trouble after trouble. You start foreseeing the day through lenses of “dread” and anticipate another bad day. A cycle of feeling disappoint after disappoint. Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like its never going to change..I can full sympathize with you,” the singer began.
“I can not change my mindset. I am fortunate to have people I’m life that continue encourage me to keep going. You see I have alot 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 pressure and responsibility put on a child whose brain, emotions, frontal lobes (decision making) aren’t developed yet. No rationality, defiant, rebellious, things all of us have to go through. But when you add the pressure of stardom it does something to you that is quite unexplainable.”
He continued, “You see I didn’t grow up in a stable home, my parent were 18 separated with no money still young and rebellious as well. As my talent progressed and I became ultra successful it happened within a strand of Two years. My whole world was flipped on its head. I went from a 13 year old boy from a small town to be praised left and right by the world with millions saying how much they loved me and how great I was.”
“I don’t know about you but humility comes with age. You hear theses things enough as a young boy and you actually start believing it, Rationality comes with age and so does your decision making process (one of the reasons you can’t drink until your 21) .. everyone did everything for me so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility.”
The pop star then explained the rough patch in his life, “So by this point I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted. This is a very scary concept for anyone.”
“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! Being on stage according to studies is a bigger dopamine rush then almost any other activity…so these massive ups and down on their own are very hard to manage. You notice a lot of touring bands and people end up having a faze of drug abuse, and I believe its do to not being able to manage the huge ups and downs that come with being an entertainer. I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to woman, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me, and I was hiding behind, a shell of a person I had become. I felt like I could never turn it around. It’s taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions. Fix broken relationships, and change relationship habits. Luckily god blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me.”
Bieber then described coming out on the other side and meeting the love of his life, his wife, Hailey.
“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 of the things it looks like to be a good man. 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,” he concluded.
Justin and Hailey are set to have a formal wedding ceremony this month.
Justin is not afraid to admit his faults, and is hoping by sharing his low points with fans, they can understand where he’s come from and maybe find their own strength through his life experiences.