Justin Bieber Reaches Out To Fans For Support Amid Mental Health Struggle
“Pray for me.”
Justin Bieber has candidly revealed that he has been “struggling a lot lately” in an Instagram post over the weekend.
Nearly a month has passed since he reportedly began receiving treatment for depression.
Bieber posted the update on Sunday, saying he hopes that his story “will resonate” with his 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,” reads the caption.
The throwback photo shows Bieber, eyes closed, with his arms around his manager Scooter Braun and friend Kanye West.
“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,” he continues.
Bieber has been open in the media about his mental health battle, going into detail in a recent cover interview with Vogue, accompanied by his new wife Hailey Baldwin.
“I got really depressed on tour,” he told the magazine, referencing his last concert dates; 2016-2017's Purpose World Tour.
“I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time.”
He also opened up about his past struggles with sex and addiction, admitting that he had a “legitimate problem with sex” and abused Xanax.
“I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth,” he mused.
Baldwin, whom Bieber secretly wed back in September, was supportive of her husband in the same interview, recalling how he dealt with his addictions.
“I just wanted him to be happy and be good and be safe and feel joy. But I’m really proud of him,” she said.
“To do it without a program, and to stick with it without a sober coach or AA or classes — I think it’s extraordinary.”
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