November 13, 2015


Justin Bieber Details Depression in Candid 'NME' Cover Story

Dean Chalkle for NME
Dean Chalkle for NME

Justin Bieber's Purpose dropped today—its theme might be apology, but it's time for the Biebs to celebrate. He's worked really hard to get where he is, but that doesn't mean he doesn't deal with some of the hardships all of us do.

In a candid cover story for the NME, Bieber discussed depression:

"I just want people to know I’m human. I’m struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are. You get lonely, you know, when you’re on the road. People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don’t know the other side. This life can rip you apart.”

He admitted to feeling isolated and depressed at times and used Amy Winehouse as an example:

"I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary [Amy] on the plane and I had tears in my eyes because I could see what the media was doing to her, how they were treating her. People thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that’s what they were trying to do to me."

If anything, we can applaud Bieber for his honesty. These are important things to talk about!