Justin Bieber has opened up about his recent mental health battles. The singing superstar has lived in the public eye since an early age and has experienced numerous bouts of apparent depression and anxiety in the harsh glare of media scrutiny. Despite his expressed happiness inspired by his recent marriage to his new wife, model Hailey Baldwin, the star has been vocal about his current struggle with his feelings of depression. Multiple sources have revealed that the star is seeking professional treatment at a local facility while stepping back from producing music and public events.
In an Instagram post published on March 10, Bieber shared his struggle with his 106 million followers. “Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird.. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on..” wrote the star. Justin has long had a tenuous relationship with his worldwide fame. He has previously expressed the difficulty he experiences when faced with the constant attention from fans and relentless paparazzi. Many child stars have faced the same internal battles surrounding their unusual childhoods. It is not uncommon for child actors and stars to turn to substances to numb the trauma of lost innocence or struggle with mental health later in their lives.
In another post on March 26, the 26-year-old shared an update with his fans, saying, “So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album .. I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour. I have been looking, seeking, trial and error as most of us do, I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be. Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick ass album ASAP…”
The star is said to be leaning on his wife, mother and his supportive Church community. It is a courageous and necessary act for stars to be open about their own mental health issues, in the hope that depression and anxiety can be normalized while those struggling can be inspired to reach out for help. The star’s Instagram has been flooded with messages of support from fans. Many have expressed their gratitude that Bieber is doing his part to destroy the stigma around mental health issues. Wishing Justin all the best in his journey to recovery.