Justin Bieber Is Just Taking A Break From Music
The pop superstar from Stratford announces a hiatus to focus on his mental health, referencing the depression he felt on his 2017 tour.
By FYI Staff
Million of Beliebers around the globe desperate for new music or shows from their pop hero will have to remain patient. Justin Bieber is making headlines with his recent declaration that he is taking a break from music to focus on his mental health.
On Instagram he wrote that "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."
In July 2017, Bieber cancelled the final 14 dates on his Purpose tour for what he called "unforeseen circumstances" at the time. Later, on social media, he posted that "I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind, heart, and soul to be sustainable."
During an interview with Vogue in February, Bieber revealed he fell into a severe depression on the 2017 tour. He referenced the use of Xanax, confessing “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."
In his latest post, he explains that "I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have, as most of us have, so I don't fall apart and so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be."
Bieber married US model Hailey Baldwin late last year, and she has been candid about the challenges they are facing as a couple.
Back in May 2018, Bieber took to Instagram to state this: "Hey world, that glamorous lifestyle you see portrayed by famous people on Instagram, don't be fooled thinking their life is better than yours. I can promise you it's not."
Purpose, Bieber's last album (his fourth studio release) came out on November 13, 2015. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 522,000 copies in its first week of release. Elsewhere, it reached the top of the charts in other eleven countries. Four singles were released from the album: "What Do You Mean?", "Sorry," "Love Yourself" and "Company." The first three singles reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and the UK Singles Chart where the singer broke chart records.
According to the IFPI, Purpose was the fourth best-selling album of 2015 with worldwide sales of 3.1 million copies, and the 11th best-selling album of 2016, selling one million copies that year.
Sources: CBC Music, Instagram, Wikipedia, Vogue, USA Today