Justin Bieber has penned an emotional post to his fans on Instagram, opening up about feeling ‘drained’ and under ‘pressure’.
The What Do You Mean singer has announced that he won’t be doing fan ‘meet and greets’, as they leave him feeling ‘mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression’.
The star began by saying, ‘love u guys’, before explaining, ‘I’m going to be cancelling 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…’
He continued, ‘[I] 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…’
Justin says, ‘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.’
He finished, ‘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 ;)’ [sic].
Many fans have been left pretty devastated with one writing, ‘This is so sad… For him, but also for all the fans’. Another said simply, ‘Noooo please’.
But most were supportive of JB, with comments including: ‘You have to do what’s good for you especially in terms of your health and emotional wellbeing’ and ‘we love you so much and do what you think is best for you’ [sic].
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We really hope you’re okay, Justin.