Justin Bieber asks for fans' prayers after revealing he's been 'struggling a lot'
March 10, 2019 8:42am A file photo taken on Fenruary 10, 2016, show singer Justin Bieber attending the Yves Saint Laurent men's fall line at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_RO21B
Justin Bieber is getting real about his recent struggles.
In an emotional Instagram post, the 25-year-old pop star shared that he's in midst of the "most human season I’ve ever been in," adding that he plans to face his challenges "head on."
"Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys," Bieber captioned a picture of himself praying with manager Scooter Braun and Kanye West. "Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird."
The "Love Yourself" singer didn't exactly detail what challenges he's facing, but did ask his 105 million followers to "pray for me."
"God is faithful and ur prayers really work," he wrote, adding that he "always bounce(s) back so I’m not worried."
During an interview with Vogue last month, Bieber revealed a darker time in his life, sharing that he got "really depressed" on the tour for his album "Purpose" in 2017. "I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about," he shared. "I was lonely. I needed some time.”
Bieber said he relied heavily on Xanax during that period of his life to distance himself from his reality.
"I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed," he shared. "My mom always said to treat women with respect. For me that was always in my head while I was doing it, so I could never enjoy it. Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing."
"It got pretty dark," he added. "I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing."
Bieber married Hailey Baldwin in September after a whirlwind romance, noting on Instagram that marriage takes lots of work: "Relationships are hard and love isn’t always easy but thank you Jesus for showing me how! Every day is a learning process, trying to be more like him, patient, kind, selfless, boy I got a long way! But gods grace is sufficient!"