We’re sending Justin Bieber a ton of well wishes, as the singer has reportedly sought out professional help for his struggles with anxiety and depression.
A source close to the “Love Yourself” crooner told Us Weekly that he’s “going to several doctors,” but is not in rehab.
“He sees a therapist, but he’s not in a special center or anything,” the insider explained. “He doesn’t want to be dependent on medication. He struggles with ups and downs, anxiety, depression and uncertainty about the future.”
“I got really depressed on tour,” he explained. “I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time.”
The 24-year-old told the magazine that he even got addicted to drugs at one point.
“I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of,” he continued. “Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.”
Wow, did anyone else just get chills? Justin explained that he’s clean from the drugs now, but added that being famous at such a young age definitely contributed to his issues.
“I’ve been successful since I was 13, so I didn’t really have a chance to find who I was apart from what I did. I just needed some time to evaluate myself: who I am, what I want out of my life, my relationships, who I want to be — stuff that when you’re so immersed in the music business you kind of lose sight of,” he continued. “I was real at first, and then I was manufactured as, slowly, they just took more and more control.”
“It’s been so hard for me to trust people. I’ve struggled with the feeling that people are using me or aren’t really there for me, and that writers are looking to get something out of me and then use it against me,” the singer added. “One of the big things for me is trusting myself. I’ve made some bad decisions personally, and in relationships. Those mistakes have affected my confidence in my judgment. It’s been difficult for me even to trust Hailey.”
But even so, Justin explained that being with the 22-year-old model has definitely helped him.
“I struggle with finding peace. I just feel like I care so much and I want things to be so good and I want people to like me,” the 24-year-old said. “Hailey’s very logical and structured, which I need. I’ve always wanted security — with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain.”
Wow, hearing how open Justin is about his problems is seriously so inspiring, and we couldn’t be more proud of him for seeking help.
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