- Title: Justin Bieber opens up on social media about drugs, anger
- Date: 3rd September 2019
- Summary: MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JANUARY 23, 2014) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) SPLIT SCREEN OF JUDGE AND BIEBER IN ORANGE JAIL JUMPSUIT, JUDGE READING CHARGES
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- Keywords: Justin Bieber Drugs Mental Health Anger social media Instagram Scooter Braun khloe kardashian
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- Topics: Celebrities,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
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Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber shared an emotional post to Instagram on Monday (September 2) opening up about rising to fame as a teenager and his problems with relationships, drugs and anger.
In the message, the former child star said he started doing "pretty heavy drugs" at 19 and became "resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry", taking years to "bounce back".
The Canadian singer, who married model Hailey Baldwin in 2018, added that he was now "navigating the best season of my life "MARRIAGE" !!".
Celebrities including Khloe Kardashian and music manager, Scooter Braun - who discovered the young singer on YouTube in 2007 - replied to Bieber's post praising his honesty.
Bieber frequently made headlines in the past due to his party-intense lifestyle and in 2014 Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanour vandalism for pelting a neighbour's home with eggs and was sentenced to two years' probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.
Bieber was also ordered to pay $80,900 in restitution, serve five days' community service and complete an anger management program in what the district attorney called a negotiated settlement.
The incident was the first in a string of arrests and legal problems for the former teen idol, who was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach as well as being charged with assaulting a limo driver in Toronto.
In March this year, the 25-year-old told fans in another Instagram post that he was putting new music on hold while he focused on "repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have".
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