Justin Bieber has reflected on having suicidal thoughts and his fears he would ‘suffer forever’ during his mental health battle.
The Holy hitmaker, 26, admitted there were times when he struggled with the ‘consistent’ pain and feared it would never go away unless he did something about it.
Speaking in his YouTube Originals documentary Justin Bieber: Next Chapter he said: ‘There were times where I was really, really suicidal. Like, man is this pain ever going to go away?
‘It was so consistent, the pain was so consistent. I was just suffering, right? So, I’m just like, man, I would rather not feel this than feel this.’
And now he is in a better place, the star wants to help others and is encouraging his friends to speak out, admitting he could have ‘avoided a lot of pain’ if he’d done the same.
He added: ‘I want to be the type of person and leader who can tell people, ‘You don’t have to put on a front. You don’t have to act a certain way. Who you are is enough.’
‘I feel so just at peace for the first time in my life … I just would encourage people, like, ‘Hey, if you’re feeling lonely, talk about it. Say it out loud.’ There’s a freedom in that. I could have avoided a lot of pain.’
After the documentary aired on Friday, Justin took to social media to insist he was doing better now and has managed to ‘grow’ a lot in the past eight months.
He told his followers: ‘The last 8 months have been a time for growth. Happy and healthy.’
Justin revealed he has been using ‘prayer and meditation’ to help him through quarantine.