Justin Bieber opens up about drug abuse and struggling with fame in a new post!
Known as one of the biggest breakthrough child artists of all time, Justin Bieber has amassed a huge fan following who call themselves Bieliebers. His journey, by his self-admission, hasn’t been an easy one. While much has been said and written about the pop star, Bieber has bared his heart outin a new candid post.
On Monday, Bieber opened up about living in the spotlight at a young age, managing responsibilities and drug abuse. The 25 year old singer wrote, “Have u 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 further added, “As my talent progressed and I became ultra-successful it happened within a strand of Two years. My whole world was flipped on its 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 me and how great I was. I don’t know about you but humility comes with age.”
About not having to deal with responsibilities and the increasing public pressure, Bieber wrote, “Everyone did everything for me so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility. So by this point I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted. This is a very scary concept for anyone. By 20 I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world!”
Opening up about his drug abuse, he wrote, “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.”
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