Fans around the globe are unbelievably heartbroken and devastated by the news that one of the greats has decided to call it quits long before anyone ever could have dreamt.
One of the young pop legends, Justin Beiber, made an announcement on March 24th via his Instagram account that he would be stepping away from music for a while. His post shocked the internet, but his reasons were completely understandable and very relatable to many of his devout followers.
He wrote: “So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album...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 - you don’t deserve that. You pay money to come and have a lively, energetic, fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour.”
He continued by addressing the main reason for his decision. “I have been looking, seeking, trial and error, as most of us do. I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep-rooted issued 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 went on, “Music is very important to me, but nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick a** album ASAP. My swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable. His love is supernatural, his grace is that reliable...The top is where I reside, period, whether I make music or not, the king said so. But I will come with a vengeance, believe that.”
While many will certainly mourn his absence in the music world, it’s quite easy to understand his reasoning for stepping away. Mental health is so crucial. Hopefully in his time away, he will overcome the obstacles he’s been facing and come out better and stronger in the end.
Please keep him in your prayers as he fights one of the toughest battles - that of the mind.