Justin Bieber Opens Up About Drug Use, Health Issues And The Struggles Of Being A Young Pop Star
The singer who debuted in the industry at 13 spoke of wanting to be normal and feeling jaded by the industry
In an interview with GQ magazine, Bieber opened up about yearning for a sense of normalcy during his career, saying “. It was like I had all this success and it was still like: I’m still sad, and I’m still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues. And I thought all the success was going to make everything good.”
Recounting a story from when he hid his passport in hopes of some time off, the “Love Yourself,” singer explained that he was jaded by the industry, “you’re this young angry person who had these big dreams, and then the world just jades you and makes you into this person that you don’t want to be. And then you wake up one day and your relationships are f—– up and you’re unhappy and you have all this success in the world, but you’re just like: Well, what is this worth if I’m still feeling empty inside?”
Bieber who had past instances of erratic behaviour admitted that drugs numbed him and helped him carry on
Bieber who got into trouble with the law a few times, revealed that drugs were “a numbing agent,” for him to get through, added that at one point his bodyguards would sneak into his room at night and check his pulse to make sure he was still alive.
The 27-year-old singer who revealed he had Lyme disease last year also said that he was much healthier – both physically and mentally- now. He said, “To be honest, I am a lot healthier, and I did have a lot of things going on. I did have mono, and I do have Lyme disease. But I was also navigating a lot of emotional terrain, which had a lot to do with it. And we like to blame a lot of things on other things. Sometimes… It’s a lot of times just your own stuff.”
After finding love in Hailey Baldwin, and connecting more with his faith, Bieber is on a better path now
He credits his relationship with God and his marriage to wife Hailey for the positive changes to his life. Talking about finding love, he said, “My home life was unstable. Like, my home life was not existing. I didn’t have a significant other. I didn’t have someone to love. I didn’t have someone to pour into. But now I have that,” adding about his faith, “every time we mess up, he’s picking us back up every single time. That’s how I view it. And so it’s like, ‘I made a mistake.’ I won’t dwell in it. I don’t sit in shame. But it actually makes me want to do better.