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Justin Bieber gets candid about child stardom leading to depression, drug use


In this file photo, Justin Bieber attends a practice round prior to the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

The Biebs is finally loving himself.

Justin Bieber, 25, took to Instagram Monday with a lengthy, now-viral message highlighting the perils of child fame.

“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you ... are overwhelmed with your life your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances, your relationships,” the Canadian pop star wrote. “When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble. You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ ... Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore."

Despite his fame and riches, Bieber says he “can fully sympathize" with these feelings.

Bieber revealed he “was still unfulfilled” even with the world at his feet, and cited the “insane pressure and responsibility” of child stardom.

“Have u noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life?” he writes. “I went from a 13 year old boy from a small town to being praised left and right by the world."

At 18, Bieber had “no skills in the real world,” and was “doing pretty heavy drugs” the next year, having “abused all of my relationships.” Bieber explained he “became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry.”

And by the time he turned 20, Bieber “made every bad decision you could have thought of," going from universal adoration to “the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world!”

Eventually, Bieber says, he managed to “bounce back.” He credits wife Hailey Bieber and “the best season of my life ‘MARRIAGE’ !!'" with teaching him “patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility, and all of the things it looks like to be a good man.”