The Real Reason Justin Bieber Is stepping Away From Music
Singer Justin Bieber became a household name in 2009 when he released his first EP, My World, at age 13. Singles like "Baby" and "One Less Lonely Girl" became national anthems, and many people fell in love with the boy wonder's signature shag haircut and side-swept bangs. He quickly amassed a cult following called the Beliebers (catchy, right?) and booked gig after gig, including a December 2009 performance at the White House. All in all, Bieber was on top of the world.
A decade later — during which the singer endured arrests, breakups, and professional setbacks — Bieber announced his departure from the music scene. "So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album," he wrote via Instagram post on March 25, 2019. "…I've toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don't deserve that and you don't deserve that… " That sounds intense, right?
We don't want to get into the rest of Bieber's emotional message just yet, but let's just say it left us with many unanswered questions. Was Bieber actually "unhappy" with performing, or is there more to this story? Pull up a seat and let's dig deep into the real reason Justin Bieber is stepping away from music.
One of the arguably best qualities about Justin Bieber is honesty. This candor was front and center in March 2019, when he took to Instagram to announce his break from the music biz. Instead of sugarcoating things for the sake of his image, the singer openly admitted that he needs to work on himself before he can tour again. "I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don't fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be," he told fans. "Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health." So raw, right?
Bieber didn't elaborate on his issues, but it's possible he's dealing with anxiety and depression. "He sees a therapist, but he's not in a special center or anything," a source told Us Weekly in February 2019. "He doesn't want to be dependent on medication. He struggles with ups and downs, anxiety, depression and uncertainty about the future."
The Canadian crooner admitted to Vogue in 2019 that he was unhappy during his 2016-2017 Purpose tour. "I got really depressed on tour," he said. "I haven't talked about this, and I'm still processing so much stuff that I haven't talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time."
Here's to Bieber getting the help he needs.
Justin Bieber surprised many fans when, in November 2018, he confirmed his marriage to model Hailey Baldwin. "First thanksgiving as a married man, first time hosting thanksgiving," he wrote on Instagram, just two months after the couple secured its marriage license. "…Relationships are hard and love isn't always easy but thank you Jesus for showing me how!"
Making a partnership work can be difficult, and when you're a pair of 20-somethings trying to figure it out in the public eye, the pressure to have a successful marriage is definitely intense. Baldwin reiterated this in February 2019, telling Vogue: "The thing is, marriage is very hard. That is the sentence you should lead with. It's really effing hard." Bieber echoed his wife's take in a discussion about trust: "It's been difficult for me even to trust Hailey," he said. "We've been working through stuff."
Considering the singer's marriage is incredibly important to him (his IG has become a shrine to his wifey), it's understandable he wants to focus a lot of his attention on his union. From meeting with a marriage counselor (he mentioned this to Vogue) to spending one-on-one time with the missus, Bieber is all about giving L-O-V-E his best shot. Good luck, kid.
Although Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber are already married, they haven't thrown a ritzy reception to celebrate the nuptials. One big obstacle standing in their way? Look no further than a little thing called scheduling. "They're working with the schedules of all their friends and family to make sure they can be surrounded by the people they love," a source explained to People in January 2019. Given the couple's many famous friends and loved ones, we imagine this process has been challenging.
Another issue? The two reportedly want to throw the perfect wedding — a goal which can take time. "They're going to have a big blowout in front of God and everyone they love," an insider dished to People.
Since Bieber and Baldwin are already man and wife, there's no need to rush the process or throw something together overnight. Bieber stepping away from music could give the couple more down time to devote to pulling off the perfect day.
Now that Bieber is a married man, he's supposedly considering fatherhood. Although some people might argue that Bieber is too immature to welcome kids into the world, a source told Entertainment Tonight that he wants to be a young dad. "[Justin's] parents were young when they had him," the insider said. "He's always loved the relationship they have and how it's more of a friendship." Not to mention, he's used to playing the role of big brother to Jaxon Bieber (pictured).
As for a timeline? The source claimed in March 2019 that it could happen sooner than later: "Justin and Hailey have talked about kids, and it's a priority to them. They want to be in the right place before having them: having a home, being married and Justin being in a good mental state. The couple wants a few kids and their friends wouldn't be surprised if that happened soon."
If these rumors are true, then it doesn't make sense for Bieber to resume his music career in the near future. Daddy duties take up time, folks.
The Beliebers — aka Justin Bieber's fan group — can be a bit overbearing at times. Case in point: After Bieber confirmed his marriage to Hailey Baldwin, many of his fans took to the couple's respective Instagram accounts to post mean comments. A common dig concerned Bieber's ex-girlfriend, pop star Selena Gomez, who some believe is Bieber's one true love. Obviously, this theory is offensive to Baldwin and to the couple's relationship, and Bieber isn't here for the nonsense anymore. His frustration reached a boiling point on March 26, 2019, after a fan commented (via Elle): "You are NOT in love with Hailey! You only married her to get back at SG [Selena Gomez]."
"Ur immature the fact that you have an account dedicated to dissing my wife and I is absolutely absurd why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back [at] my ex, anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn't talk or think this way u should be ashamed of yourself really," he shot back. "I absolutely loved and love Selena she will always hold a place in my heart, but I am head over heels in love with my wife and she is absolutely the BEST THING that has ever happened to me period."
Yikes! It's clear Bieber needs a vacation from his fans, at least until the drama dies down.