Justin Bieber Reveals He Abused “Heavy Drugs” as a Teen
Justin Bieber achieved fame at the age of 13 with his hit single, “Sorry.” Since then, the pop star has made headlines public intoxication and even resisting arrest and a DUI back in 2014. He recently revealed that his fast and furious stardom led to extreme mental health struggles and a private battle with drugs.
Over the years, Bieber has had an off and on-again relationship with his parents Jeremy Bieber and Pattie Mallette. “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,” he shares candidly in his post.
Bieber reveals that fame stifled his personal growth and he didn’t develop the life skills needed to survive in the real world. “Everyone did everything for me, so I never even learned the fundamentals of responsibility. By this point, I was 18 with no skills in the real world, with millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted,” he wrote. He describes distancing himself from loved ones and abusing his relationships with women.
Bieber continued to work on improving his relationship with his family as well as seeking treatment for his battle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and drugs. He offers support for other young people dealing with a similar battle. “All this to say even when the odds are against you, keep fighting. Jesus loves you,” he shared.
At 22, Bieber is married to Hailey Baldwin and considers her his “biggest supporter.”