Justin Bieber went from a lovable kid pop star, to a teen heartthrob, to a troubled young adult, and now he seems to be a back on the right path. After years of getting into trouble with the law and making questionable decisions, it seems like Bieber has finally found his place in life. Bieber, who has always been open about his faith, married his on-again-off-again girlfriend Hailey Baldwin earlier this year, and the couple is getting set to have another ceremony this month.
Bieber has also been open about his struggles with mental health and drug abuse problems, although earlier this week he really gave an insight as to what he was going through. The Sorry singer posted about his heavy drug use on Instagram.
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 start foreseeing the day through lenses of "dread" and anticipate another bad day.
A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. 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 can fully sympathize with you. I could not change my mindset. I am fortunate to have people I'm [sic] life that continue to encourage me to keep going. 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 pressure and responsibility put on a child who's 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.
You see I didn't grow up in a stable home, my parents 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 being 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 [sic] 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 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. This is a very scar 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 than almost any other activity...so these massive ups and downs on their own are very hard to manage. You notice a lot of touring bands and people end up having a phase of drug abuse, and I believe its [sic] due 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 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. 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 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 a an [sic] amazing crazy new responsibility. You learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility and all o 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 > [sic] BE BOLD TODAY AND LOVE PEOPLE TODAY NOT BY YOUR STANDARDS BUT BY GODS PERFECT UNFAILING LOVE
Many celebrities reached out in support of Bieber after he shared his story.
"Friends from the beginning , here until the end! 🖤 you," wrote Miley Cyrus.
"Wow thank u for the testimony..," Sean Kingstone wrote. "I sure needed this 🙌🙌 God bless u forever my lil brother 🙌💚"
"This is so powerful," wrote former Disney star Kyle Massey. "I experienced ups and downs in my life being a “celebrity” and the point of view of the child Star is one most people and media ignore. It’s a blessing to be apart of a industry like entertainment and growing up in it is a dream. my family and friends are the ONLY reason why iv been able to keep myself true and down to earth and my head on straight. Thank you for this post @justinbieber this just uplifted my day. Thank you for the love you spread. The world needs more of you. Never stop believing."
"Proud of you ❤️" Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, simply put.
It's clear that Bieber wants to clear the air before his next marriage ceremony. He's showing the world that your past mistakes don't have to affect your future.