Justin Bieber Reportedly Getting Treatment For Depression

By Bryan Le 02/18/19

A source close to Bieber says the singer is "confident he will feel better soon."

Justin Bieber is getting treated for depression.
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Justin Bieber has been struggling with depression and is seeking treatment, according to sources close to the star. These sources tell Elle that the pop star been “down and tired. He has been struggling a bit.”

Bieber’s career began when he was 13 years old.

“He started off as a typical sweet, Canadian teen,” a source said. “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.’”

The sources were quick to dispel any allegations that this bout of depression has anything to do with his new marriage to model Hailey Baldwin.

“It has nothing to do with Hailey—he is very happy being married to her,” said the source. “It’s just something else that he struggles with mentally. He has good help around him and is receiving some treatment. He seems confident he will feel better soon.”

Bieber’s grappling with fame from an early age manifested in his acting out, the singer said in a recent interview in Vogue. "I started really feeling myself too much. People love me, I’m the shit—that’s honestly what I thought. I got very arrogant and cocky," he said. "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."

He gained particular attention when he was arrested in 2014 for a DUI, where he was racing his red Lamborghini in a residential area while drunk. The arresting officers noted Bieber “was not cooperating with the officer's instructions” and smelled strongly of alcohol.

“At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him,” said Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez.

More recently, Bieber has admitted to abusing Xanax to distance himself from his “legitimate problem” with promiscuity.

All this is a result of being in the public eye since he was young, say those close to him.

“He’s emotional and struggles a lot with the idea of fame—being followed, having his every move stalked by fans, cameras in his face,” said the source. “It all sets him off and he often feels like everyone is out to get him.”

Bieber also ended his Purpose tour early last summer, stating that he needed some time for himself.

“I got really depressed on tour,” Bieber told Vogue. “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.”

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