Justin Bieber opened up about his previous drug use and past relationships in an emotional post on social media Monday.
People reports that, in the post, the pop singer reflected on how achieving fame at age 13, growing up in an unstable home, and having “access to whatever I wanted” led him to struggle both physically and mentally later in life.
He went on to explain that the unmanageable “ups and downs” from being an entertainer caused him to rely on “heavy drugs” by age 19, and acknowledged that he he “abused all of [his] relationships” and was being “disrespectful to women” at that time. “I became resentful… and angry,” he continued.
“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.”
He went on to explain that his wife Hailey Baldwin continues to “encourage him to keep going." An insider has also confirmed that the singer has also recently sought professional treatment.