Justin Beiber says his drug use was so extreme his body guards checked hispulse while he slept.
Justin Beiber has come clean about the issues he faced as a pop music icon including his terrifying struggle with substance abuse.
In an interview, the “Peaches” singer admitted his problem with drugs became so severe that bodyguards had to check his pulse at night while he slept to make sure he was still alive.
There was a sense of still yearning for more,” he explained. “It was like I had all this success and it was still like: I’m still sad, and I’m still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues. And I thought all the success was going to make everything good. And so for me, the drugs were a numbing agent to just continue to get through.”
Reflecting on the those dark days, Bieber said he had “lost control” of his career goals.
“And in this industry, you’ve got people that unfortunately prey on people’s insecurities and use that to their benefit,” he added. “And so when that happens, obviously that makes you angry. And then you’re this young angry person who had these big dreams, and then the world just jades you and makes you into this person that you don’t want to be.”
Justin Bieber also accredited his wife, Hailey Baldwin, for helping pave his road to recovery, although he admitted they faced a lot of challenges during their first year of marriage.