Justin Bieber has opened up about his mental health struggles in his latest YouTube Originals documentary “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter”.
The documentary has been released on Friday, the 30-minute production in question deals with the singer’s turbulent past.
“There was times where I was really, really suicidal. Like, man is this pain ever going to go away? It was so consistent, the pain was so consistent. “I was just suffering, right? So, I’m just like, man, I would rather not feel this than feel this,” Bieber said in the documentary.
The 26-year-old singer said his faith gave him the “overwhelming confidence” to recover. “I had no idea that this life would take me by storm. I had no idea that I would just get sucked up by all of this stuff,” he added.
Bieber also urged his fans to seek help if they ever feel “lonely”. “I just would encourage people, like, ‘Hey, if you’re feeling lonely, talk about it. Say it out loud.’ There’s a freedom in that. I could have avoided a lot of pain.”
“It’s so hard to show your weakness, but acknowledging your weakness allows you to grow”, Bieber concluded by reminding fans about the power of weakness.
Ahead of the relesae of the documentary, in a tweet he shared that the “The last 8 months have been a time for growth. Happy and healthy”.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) October 30, 2020