Justin Bieber has opened up about his drug addiction in a new episode of his YouTube Originals docuseries.
In episode 5 of the series, Justin Bieber: Seasons, he revealed that he started smoking weed when he was around 12 or 13. He said, “There was a time when I was sipping lean, popping pills, doing Molly, shrooms, everything.”
The Yummy singer called it “an escape”. Saying, “I was young. My experience was in front of cameras and I had a different level of exposure. I had a lot of money and a lot of things.”
Further confessing, “I started valuing the wrong things in this business, because there was things dangling in front of me. If I get this, I’ll be happy. If I do this, I’ll be happy. These are things that I think a lot of people with secure households learn at a young age. I never heard that security in a family. I never had that consistency. I never had the reliability and the accountability.”
Adding further, “My parents never gave me those tools to be a good team player.”
Justin Bieber recalled that he “felt like dying” and that is when he decided to get clean. Also adding, “My security would come into my room at night to check my pulse. People don’t know how serious it got. It was legit crazy, scary. I was waking up in the morning and the first thing I was doing was popping pills and smoking a blunt and starting my day. It just got scary.”
The 25-year-old stated, “I basically said to myself, ‘God, if you are real, you get me through this season of stopping these pills and stuff, and if you do, I’ll do the rest of the work.’ I never did the actual work. I got off the pills but never went to the root of everything so I just circled back around which most people do.”
Bieber’s wife Hailey Bieber also appeared in the episode. She said that even though she met the singer after he was sober, she understood his anxieties. Saying, “I think when you take somebody very, very young and they get horrible, crazy crippling anxiety and it goes undiagnosed and you don’t know what it is you are feeling, you start to self-medicate because it makes you feel better. Just helping not to feel anything.”
Justin Bieber’s docuseries is available on YouTube.
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