Justin Bieber is taking a career hiatus so he can work through some “deep-rooted issues” and become a better husband and future father.
Bieber is said to have been seeking treatment for mental health struggles in recent weeks, and in a candid post on Instagram on Monday (25Mar19), the 25-year-old tells fans he will be taking some time away from the spotlight to put his own needs, and those of his loved ones, first.
“So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album,” he begins. “I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour (sic).”
Justin goes on to reference the personal struggles he has been facing, revealing he wants to address the issues now so he will be ready to start a family with his new wife, Hailey Baldwin, when the time comes.
“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,” he explains.
However, the pop superstar insists he won’t be gone from the charts for long.
“Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health,” he shares.
“I will come with a kick ass album ASAP (as soon as possible), my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable…. the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so. but I will come with a vengeance believe that (sic).”
Bieber’s lengthy post emerges weeks after admitting he was “struggling a lot” with his mental health in an early March post, although he reassured fans he will “bounce back”.
The singer’s emotional issues reportedly prompted Justin and model Hailey to postpone plans to celebrate their September (18) courthouse wedding with a bigger party for family and friends, so he can prioritise his wellbeing.
Bieber hasn’t released an album since 2015’s Purpose, but he has made a number of guest appearances in recent years, on hit singles like Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito smash, 2U with David Guetta, and I’m the One and No Brainer with DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, and Quavo.