Justin Bieber is really opening up when it comes to how he’s feeling. It’s no secret that the pop star has been struggling with his feelings and emotions as he has shared in the past.
In a recent post on Instagram, Justin opened his heart to his fans, explaining where he is in life and what he has gone through including drug use and personal issues.
“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,” Justin began. “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.”
Justin went on to talk about fame and money, which he came into at the young age of 13, but did not feel fulfilled.
“Have you 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,” he continued. “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 it’s 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 med and how great I was. I don’t know about you but humility comes with age. You hear these things enough as a young boy and you actually start believing it.”
Justin continued by saying he was unprepared for the world since everyone did everything for him, he did not obtain the skills needed to get through life.
“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 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 of the things it looks like to be a good man.”
He concluded by saying, “All this to say even when The odds are agains 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.”
An outpouring of support flooded Justin’s comments including fellow celebs who reached out with kind words.
“Love seeing this so much man! Wow,” wrote Cody Simpson
“Proud of you ❤️,” added manager Scooter Braun
“❤️❤️❤️. Great message brother,” said Patrick Schwarzenegger
Kyle Massey added, “This is so powerful. 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.”