Justin Bieber poured his heart out Monday on social media about the effects of the sudden fame that descended on him in his teens. The pop star admitted to doing “pretty hard drugs” and talked about depression, anger and, finally, maturity.
“Hope you find time to read this it’s from my heart,” the pop star wrote before addressing how hard it is to wake up with a good attitude when you’re feeling “overwhelmed” by every element of your life.“When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble,” he wrote. “You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day.”
Bieber was discovered by Scooter Braun at age 14, and once he got rolling, he didn’t step out of the public eye for almost a decade. In the beginning, he was everywhere: first shopping malls and TV and awards shows, where the young girls went wild. Then it was the White House and movie theaters, followed by embarrassing paparazzi pics and mug shots. In 2014, there was even a petition asking that the Canadian be deported from the U.S.
The ups and downs that come from the huge rush of being on stage were hard to manage, he said, pointing to other performers’ brushes with drug abuse. “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,” he wrote. Readmore