Oh no. While it seems like he’s living his best life being married to Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber is reportedly undergoing ‘counseling,’ as he’s allegedly struggling with depression.
First off, bravo for Justin Bieber for reportedly making his mental health a priority, as sources tell PEOPLE that the 24-year-old is going through a rough patch right now. “[He] seems down and tired. He has been struggling a bit,” one source told the publication, while ALSO noting that his alleged issues don’t have anything to do with his marriage to Hailey Baldwin. “It has nothing to do with Hailey — he is very happy being married to her. It’s just something else that he struggles with mentally,” says the first insider. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Justin’s reps for a comment on the story.
“He has good help around him and is receiving some treatment. He seems confident he will feel better soon,” the source told PEOPLE, while a second source told the publication that Justin is getting counseling for his depression. Justin, according to a third PEOPLE source who has spent time with the Biebs over the years, says he is “emotional and struggles a lot with the idea of fame. He started off as a typical sweet, Canadian teen. 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,” the third source says. “He had access to anything and everything and was surrounded by people who just said ‘Yes.’ 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. It all sets him off and he often feels like everyone is out to get him.”
Justin recently spoke to Vogue about the struggles about being one of the biggest stars in the world, and how he ended up abusing Xanax to tolerate his “bad boy” behavior. Justin’s mental struggles were reportedly behind his decision to cancel the last 14 dates on his 2017 Purpose world tour.
“I got really depressed on tour,” he said, per PEOPLE. “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.”