The Biebs is growing up. Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber is reflecting upon his early fame and the negative effect it had on his life.
“Hope you find time to read this it’s from my heart,” Bieber captioned the post.
The “Sorry” singer shared a lengthy post on Instagram, where he opened up about how achieving fame at the tender age of 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.
“By 20, I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from [being] one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated.”
Bieber then explained he turned to ‘pretty heavy drugs’ in an attempt to offset how he was feeling and spoke of his regret about ‘abusing all of my relationships’.
“I became resentful, disrespectful to women 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.”
“You see, I didn’t grow up in a stable home, my parents were 18 [and] separated with no money, still young and rebellious, as well. 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,” he explained.
Bieber concluded his statement by indicating that he’s now found peace and happiness partially through his marriage to Hailey Baldwin, who he tied the knot with at a New York City courthouse last year.
“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.”