Justin Bieber is seeking treatment for depression, multiple sources have confirmed to People. A source close to Bieber said that the Biebs has been “down and tired. He has been struggling a bit.” His issues have nothing to do with his new marriage either, the source clarified.
“It has nothing to do with Hailey—he is very happy being married to her,” the source said. “It’s just something else that he struggles with mentally. He has good help around him and is receiving some treatment. He seems confident he will feel better soon.”
A second source told People that his childhood fame took a toll on his mental health over the years. “He started off as a typical sweet, Canadian teen,” the source started. “He was such a great kid, honestly super sweet and very polite and nice to everyone around him. Having this huge amount of fame completely changed him. He had access to anything and everything and was surrounded by people who just said ‘Yes.’ ”
“He’s emotional and struggles a lot with the idea of fame—being followed, having his every move stalked by fans, cameras in his face,” the source continued. “It all sets him off and he often feels like everyone is out to get him.”
In his Vogue interview, Bieber touched briefly on how he has privately struggled, especially during his Purpose tour. He ended the tour early, though at the time the exact reason wasn’t disclosed. “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.”
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