Justin Bieber is in a good mental state right now, and he’s able to appreciate it much more because of all of his past struggles. In a new episodes of his YouTube documentary, Justin Bieber: Next Chapter — which was filmed during the COVID-19 lockdown — Bieber opened up about past suicidal ideation, his experiences with mental illness, and how he was able to find peace and healing.
The singer reflected on his career and the toll it took on him mentally after watching his “Lonely” music video with his team. “I had no idea that this life would take me by storm. I had no idea that I would just get sucked up by all of this stuff,” Bieber explained, revealing that the constant barrage of attacks and negative comments he endured as a teenager really “hurt” him, even though he tried to pretend that he was fine.