Justin Bieber recalls feeling ‘really suicidal’ in a new YouTube document: ‘The pain was so consistent’ If you feel lonely, talk about it. Say it out loud. There is freedom in that,” the singer said.
Justin Bieber gets candid about his past mental health difficulties.
For a new 30-minute documentary entitled Justin Bieber: Next Chapter, which follows his docu-series Seasons, the 26-year-old “Holy” singer looks back on how he regained a positive and healthy mental attitude after years in a dark place. Bieber remembered, at one point, contemplating suicide.
“There were times when I was really, really suicidal,” he says in the doc. “Really like, ‘Man, is this pain ever gonna go away?’ It was so consistent. The pain was so constant. I was just suffering … like, ‘Man, I would rather not feel this than feel this.”
“I would just encourage people, hey, if you’re feeling lonely, talk about it. Say it out loud. There’s a freedom in that,” says Bieber. “I could have avoided a lot of pain.”
Elsewhere in the stage, Bieber explains that facing your difficulties and pitfalls is the best way to ‘grow’ as a person: “It’s so hard to show your weakness, but by acknowledging your weakness, you can grow. .”
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Following the success of his original 10-episode docuseries Justin Bieber: Seasons, the 26-year-old singer released a 30-minute YouTube special on Friday called Justin Bieber: Next Chapter on Friday, during which he explains the meaning of the song. One of his new tattoos and reveals that he’s finished putting ink on her neck.
“I think the thorns symbolize the rough spots in my life. The flower is such a representation of beauty,” Bieber says of the rose neckpiece he debuted in September. “I think I’m done on my neck. That’s a Hailey request.”
He continued: “My back is still pretty open, and I don’t have kids yet. So, I’m thinking of getting their portraits on my back.”
Although she wanted her husband to slow down in tattoos, Baldwin recently received a new ink on his ring finger in honor of the “Intentions” singer.
Bieber has been candid about his mental health issues in the past, remembering feeling depressed on tour and admitting that he once had a “legitimate problem” with prescription pills and sex.
In March 2019, a source close to the singer told PEOPLE that he was starting to prioritize his mental health a “thoughtful” priority.
“For the first time in a long time, he is really addressing the things he needs to address,” the source said at the time. “And just because he’s not standing on the mountaintop saying, ‘I take this specific medication’ doesn’t mean that he isn’t thoughtfully figuring things out.”
The source explained how his wife, Hailey Baldwin, helped support him throughout the process.
“Justin has an incredible support system,” the source said at the time. “Hailey is his biggest supporter. She is there for him in a way that you wouldn’t expect from a newlywed. She understands him deeply and is 100 percent ready to help him. He realizes how blessed he is to have her.”
Bieber started in an Instagram post in March 2019 about “struggling a lot” and “feeling super disconnected and weird.” He added at the time: “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.”