LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Pop icon Justin Bieber took to social media over the weekend to share with his fans that he’s been battling depression and to “ask you guys to pray for me.”
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Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird.. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on..
This isn’t the first time in recent weeks Bieber has discussed depression and last month, in an interview with Vogue, he shared that he’s been battling depression since his tour in 2017.
“I got really depressed on tour,” he said. “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.”
Bieber, who has been in the public eye since he was discovered as a 13-year-old by Scooter Braun, noted that the coming of age in the spotlight has been personally challenging for him.
“Just thinking about music stresses me out,” he told Vogue. “I’ve been successful since I was thirteen, 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.”
Bieber also noted that he and his new wife, Hailey Baldwin, who he married in September, are in couples counseling.