Over the years, Justin has leaned on his family, friends and faith for comfort and has also found love: In 2018, he married Hailey Bieber, months after a short-lived rekindled romance with on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez. A year later, he revealed that he was battling depression. in the 2020 YouTube documentary Justin Bieber: Seasons, he opened up more about his mental health and other struggles, admitting he was addicted to drugs when he was younger.
“There was a time where I was sipping Lean, I was popping pills, I was doing Molly, you know, shrooms, everything,” Justin said in the documentary. “It was just an escape for me. I was just young, you know, like everybody in the industry and people in the world who experiment and do, you know, just normal growing up things.”
He continued, “But my experience was in front of cameras and I had a different level of exposure and people and, like, I had a lot of money and a lot of things. So then you have all these people around me just kind of hanging on, wanting stuff from me, knowing that, like, I was living this lifestyle that they also wanted to live—drinking, smoking.”
Meanwhile, Justin’s music career continued to flourish with the release of his latest album, Changes, in February 2020. Last fall, he gave his first solo performance, on Saturday Night Live, since canceling his Purpose tour.