We’re learning more about Justin Bieber than ever before these days.
First, the singer sat down with Vogue and confessed that sex had become such a “vice” for him that he went celibate for awhile prior to rekindling his romance with Hailey Baldwin.
Then, we learned how Bieber proposed.
Now, multiple sources have told People Magazine that Bieber is seeking professional assistance for ongoing mental health issues.
“Justin seems down and tired. He has been struggling a bit,” says one Bieber insider, who is quick to emphasize that these issues are unrelated to Baldwin or their relationship.
If anything, being with Baldwin, who Bieber refers to as a much-needed “security blanket” in his Vogue interview, has served to help calm Justin down and ease his psychological burden.
“It has nothing to do with Hailey – he is very happy being married to her. It’s just something else that he struggles with mentally,” this source continues.
“He has good help around him and is receiving some treatment. He seems confident he will feel better soon.”
A second informant confirms to People that Bieber is receiving counseling of some kind, but the exact type is unknown at this time.
He has not checked into a rehab facility, so it must be some kind of outpatient arrangement.
The singer is “emotional and struggles a lot with the idea of fame,” says yet another insider, expounding as follows:
“He started off as a typical sweet, Canadian teen. He was such a great kid, honestly super sweet and very polite and nice to everyone around him.
“Having this huge amount of fame completely changed him.
“He had access to anything and everything and was surrounded by people who just said Yes.”
This does actually track for anyone who has followed Bieber’s career.
He went from being carefree and kind and seemingly all about his fans…
In short, Bieber became a giant spoiled brat for two or three years.
And while he still makes very dumb comments about Chris Brown and other things on occasion, it does seem apparent that Bieber has used his recent time away from the spotlight to focus on what matters.
Religion and the people closest to him, basically.
Baldwin, of course, sits atop this list.
In their joint cover story for Vogue, Justin confesses to letting his success get to his head at times.
“I started really feeling myself too much. ‘People love me, I’m the sh-t,’ that’s honestly what I thought,” he tells the magazine, admitting:
“I got very arrogant and cocky. I was wearing sunglasses inside. At night inside.”
Yeah. That is always a very lame move.
“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,” Bieber even added.
In 2017, he canceled his Purpose world tour with 14 shows remaining amid rumors about his mental health.
It may have seemed selfish at the time, but it looks to have been for the best.
“I got really depressed on tour,” he says. “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.”
In conclusion, People writes that this isn’t the first time Bieber has sought help.
“He is very much grateful for his amazing life and especially for Hailey,” the publication previously wrote.
“It’s difficult for him that he can’t just enjoy everything and feel happy. He has been in treatment for this before.”
We wish him the best.