Justin Bieber Says He's Focused on Fixing 'Deep Rooted Issues'
The singer's post comes after he asked fans for their prayers while he is struggling.
Two weeks after opening up to fans about his recent struggles, Justin Bieber explained further why he isn't releasing new music, saying he is "very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have."
On Monday, Bieber posted a photo of himself from the neck down, dressed in a Drew sweatshirt and sweatpants, and standing in the sun.
"So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album ... I have been looking, seeking, trial and error as most of us do, I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be. Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick ass album ASAP," the singer wrote on Instagram.
The post comes after Bieber asked fans for their prayers. Bieber shared a black-and-white photo of himself on March 10. He wrote: "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.."
Bieber's latest album was "Purpose" in 2015. He continued to be featured on new singles, such as "Cold Water" and "Despacito," but he has not produced a full album since "Purpose" and has not toured since the summer of 2017.
He married model Hailey Baldwin in 2018.
Bieber has been open about his mental health. In a joint interview with Baldwin, Bieber opened up to Vogue last month about his struggles with depression and drug abuse. He also said his first few months of marriage to Baldwin has been "very hard."
Bieber said he "got really depressed" during that 2017 "Purpose" tour, leading to the last 14 shows being canceled. "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."
He added that drugs began to take over, saying, "Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think therefore time when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.”
Baldwin added: "I grieved very intensely over the whole situation. I just wanted him to be happy and be good and be safe and feel joy. But I’m really proud of him. To do it without a program, and to stick with it without a sober coach or AA or classes — I think it’s extraordinary. He is, in ways, a walking miracle."
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