- Justin Bieber wrote a lengthy Instagram post about his mental health and the impact childhood fame had on him.
- Justin said he started doing “heavy drugs” by age 19.
Justin Bieber is once again opening up about his mental health, sharing a long and extremely candid reflection on fame to Instagram. Bieber hit the Notes App to explain that becoming famous almost over night and having “access to whatever I wanted” had a major negative impact on him—causing him to use “heavy drugs” by 19, abuse “all of [his] relationships,” and be “disrespectful to women.”
“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,” he said. “You hear these things enough as a young boy and you actually start believing it.... Everyone did everything for me, so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility.”[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/B17JfkkHEKt/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading[/instagram]
He continued, “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.”
He finished his post by crediting his loved ones and specifically his wife Hailey Baldwin, saying, “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.”