How Meeting Fans Caused Justin Bieber’s Serious Mental Illness
Justin Bieber has made a lot of questionable decisions during his time in the spotlight, many of which can be criticized from every angle. But although the “Company” singer has pissed a lot of people off with his latest move, this time no one has the right to say anything.
The 22 year old broke hearts of thousands of Beliebers last night when he announced that he will be cancelling all upcoming Purpose Tour meet and greets. And while this decision would probably be something the blond crooner would get TONS of s*it for in the past, his reasoning is completely understandable and actually pretty heartbreaking. He explained his decision on Instagram:
“Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.. The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen.”
Mental illness is unfortunately a struggle many stars deal with, and it’s not something to take lightly. But even though JB was honest about the anxiety and depression he’s been dealing with, some fans still didn’t accept his choice to cancel M&Gs.
Justin Bieber just cancelled all his meet and greets….. Never been so pissed upset sad annoyed frustrated oh my god
— Caitlyn Lenzini (@xcaitlynnnx) March 23, 2016
How are you not going to meet the people who support everything you do at your own concert.. pic.twitter.com/jiwOCCtNwO
— David (@DivaDOfficial) March 23, 2016
Something really has to be wrong for someone to feel depressed about meeting people who adore you and are willing to pay $1500 for a picture
— Patricia (@lovelovelove343) March 23, 2016
how in the world are u 1) not going to meet ppl that PAY to meet u and 2) not meet the ppl that make u famous and give u $$$$
— Alexis (@lexmlu) March 23, 2016
Others, however, stood behind their fave and supported his decision.
Depression is no joke. I hope Justin is okay. #WeAreHereForYouJustin
— HE FOLLOWED ME (@xDopeBelieber) March 23, 2016
people who have never felt depression in any way shape or form have no idea what justin is going through…
— (@bieberblaze) March 23, 2016
Haters are acting so childish right now! Justin cancelled his M&G because he is MENTALLY ILL!! Stop acting stupid! He has depression!
— Justin Bieber (@1Kidrauhl_Biebz) March 23, 2016
The only people who are mad at Justin are the people who don't understand what its like to have depression and anxiety
— ㅤ (@violatingbieber) March 23, 2016
We hope Justin gets the help he needs and continues touring in the best mental state possible.
If you or someone you know is going through a hard time, remember you are not alone. Please visit this website for resources to get help, or for someone to talk to.