Justin Bieber Asks For Prayers As He Struggles With Depression

Andie Manahan

March 11, 2019

About a month after reports that Justin Bieber has been receiving treatment for depression, the 25-year-old is giving an update to his fans.

 

On Saturday night, Justin shared a photo of him, his manager Scooter Braun and rapper Kanye West standing together in prayer.

 

“Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys,” he captioned the photo. “Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird.”

 

“I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for [you] guys to pray for me,“ he added. “God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on.”

 

Last month, sources revealed that he’s seeking help with his struggles about depression, telling ET:

 

“Justin is receiving treatment for depression, something he’s struggled with for a while and was recently honest about in his Vogue interview.

 

Justin never had an authentic childhood due to accelerated fame and struggles with wanting normalcy.

 

He felt he needed an emotional tuneup and with the help of his wife, family and friends, he’s seeking help.”

 

And his wife, Hailey, has been with him every step of the way,

 

During their first couple interview with Vogue, Hailey confessed how much she felt for him as he was going through those trying times – and stated how proud she was of the man her husband is becoming:

 

“I grieved very intensely over the whole situation. I just wanted him to be happy and be good and be safe and feel joy.

 

But I’m really proud of him. To do it without a program, and to stick with it without a sober coach or AA or classes — I think it’s extraordinary. He is, in ways, a walking miracle.”

 

She even advocated for him to get professional help. A source shared with ET:

 

“One of the reasons Hailey knew he needed more help was his sleep patterns. He’s been sleeping far more than usual, and struggles to get out of bed until very late into the morning or early afternoon.

 

“It’s very hard for Hailey to watch him suffer with the depression. She’s been nothing but a good support system for him but she knows she isn’t a professional, and steady therapy is exactly what he needs. She loves him dearly and hates to see him in pain. She just wants him to be at his healthiest so she pushed him to get steady help and he hasn’t resisted.”

 

Justin believes that “God blessed me with Hailey,” and insiders have also noted that Justin’s struggles have nothing to do with Hailey and their marriage.

 

“He is very happy being married to her. It’s just something else that he struggles with mentally. He has good help around him and is receiving some treatment,” an insider shared. “He seems confident he will feel better soon.”