He’s ready to get back to the music — but is he ready to go back on tour? Justin Bieber said that he’s “pumped” about releasing his first album in four years, but friends close to the star worry about the other side of his job. According to one insider, even the “Sorry” singer himself is panicking about stepping back into the spotlight. While speaking exclusively with In Touch, the source added that a potential tour has everyone worried about his mental health.
“Justin’s had the worst year of his life, battling depression and anxiety,” the source told In Touch. Though he tied the knot with new wife Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) earlier this year, he’s still been struggling. The idea of going back to work hasn’t helped. “His last tour was so exhausting,” the insider continued. “People fear he’s setting himself up for another breakdown.”
In 2017, Justin, now 25, cut his “Purpose” world tour short to focus on his mental health. He has plans to hit the road again in 2020 following the release of his next album, but his friends worry he’s only setting himself up for failure. The source expressed their concerns that his next tour could meet the same fate as his last. “[He’s] jumping in too quickly,” they warned.
In the past year, however, the “What Do You Mean” singer seemed to make sure he was prioritizing his personal life over his professional one. In October, a source exclusively spilled to In Touch that the star and his model bride were planning an elaborate vacation following their wedding. “Justin and Hailey are taking some time off to go on a romantic honeymoon,” they shared. One month earlier, the musician also opened up to his fans about his struggles with addiction and depression.
“It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life, your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances, your relationships when it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble,” he confessed in September. “You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day. A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change. I can fully sympathize with you.”
Revealing that he put in the work to change his life, he continued, “It’s taken me years to bounce back from all of these terrible decisions, fix broken relationships and change relationship habits. Luckily, god blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me.” Hopefully those people are still by his side — and if he does choose to go back on tour, will be there to offer whatever help he needs.
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