Entertainment Justin Bieber's bodyguards did nightly pulse checks at height of addiction
Justin Bieber Surprises Fans With Release of New Gospel EP 'Freedom'
The singer had a special Easter gift for his fans this year.Less than three weeks after dropping his Justice album on March 18 -- over a full year after his Changes album in February 2020 -- the "Peaches" singer released his six-track EP, filled with Gospel tunes.
Justin Bieber's bodyguards checked his pulse at night at the height of his drug-using days.
The 27-year-old pop star battled with substance abuse after he rose to fame as a teenager because he wanted to numb the "emptiness" he felt, despite his global success and things got so bad, his staff feared he'd lose his life.
In a new interview, the 'Hold On' hitmaker - who credits his Christian faith and wife Hailey Bieber, 24, with saving him - told the May issue of GQ magazine: "There was a sense of still yearning for more.
"It was like I had all this success and it was still like: 'I'm still sad, and I'm still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues.' And I thought all the success was going to make everything good.
surprise! Justin Bieber has released a new album
Special Easter surprise for the fans of Justin Bieber (27, "Changes" ): Good two weeks after the publication of his current album "Justice" (March 19), the Canadian singer brought on Sunday (4th April) a new EP with the title "Freedom" on the market. © Babak Rachpoot / Shutterstock.com Justin Bieber briefly laid in the Extended Play album to hear six new tracks on the Extended Play album, including the title song "Freedom", on the Bieber together with music producer beam ( 26) has worked.
"And so for me, the drugs were a numbing agent to just continue to get through."
Justin claimed people in the industry tried to "benefit" from his "insecurities" and turn him into a person he didn't "want to be".
He continued: "I just lost control of my vision for my career. There's all these opinions. And in this industry, you've got people that unfortunately prey on people's insecurities and use that to their benefit. And so when that happens, obviously that makes you angry.
"And then you're this young angry person who had these big dreams, and then the world just jades you and makes you into this person that you don't want to be.
"And then you wake up one day and your relationships are f***** up and you're unhappy and you have all this success in the world, but you're just like: Well, what is this worth if I'm still feeling empty inside?"
Hailey Bieber Says She Was 'So Upset' After a TikTok User Claimed She Wasn't Nice: 'I Made a Mistake'
The model previously apologized to the New York City hostess."There's never an excuse for being rude. I felt bad that that was her experience with me," Hailey admitted of Julia's video, before explaining why she also found the TikTok post frustrating.
The 'Freedom' singer desperately turned to God and religion to seek answers about his purpose in life.
He explained: "He is grace. I came to a place where I just was like, 'God, if you're real, I need you to help me, because I can't do this on my own. Like, I'm struggling so hard. Every decision I make is out of my own selfish ego.'
"So I'm just like, 'What is it that you want from me? You put all these desires in my heart for me to sing and perform and to make music - where are these coming from? Why is this in my heart? What's the point? What is the point of everything? What is the point of me being on this planet?' "
Justin previously confessed to using marijuana from the age of 13 as an "escape" from his life in the spotlight.
Hailey Bieber puts on a VERY leggy display in Daisy Duke shorts .
The catwalk queen, 24, got every head turning as she arrived to a business meeting in Beverly Hills wearing a bright neon green blazer and Daisy Dukes. Hailey put her legs on full display as she made her way to the meeting working strappy green heels and a matching clutch in her hand.Despite her trendy appearance, Hailey looked as if she meant business as she strutted inside the building with a laptop in her hands.Slowing the spread of coronavirus, she also carried a black face mask.