Justin Bieber has been one of the biggest celebrities on the planet since he was 13 years old. He’s grown up with the tabloids and celebrity media meticulously tracking every detail of his life—both the highs and the lows. In a lengthy Instagram post, Bieber reached out to his fans to be transparent about his own struggles with mental health, substance abuse, and fame for more than 10 years.
Bieber sympathizes with those who struggle with mental health on a daily basis, noting that “it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning when you are overwhelmed with your life.”
The singer then dives into the complications that come along when a child is forced into the rigor of celebrity status—including the massive praise he received at the start of his career, and the downfall that was riddled with a plethora of bad habits.
After this long heartfelt message, he captioned “Hope you find time to read this, it’s from my heart”