Justin’s shock­ing Con­fes­sion:

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It’s hard to be­lieve that it’s been nearly 10 years since Justin Bieber posted his very first cover video to his Kidrauhl YouTube chan­nel. In the time since then, his life has played out for the whole world to see — from his tri­umphs to his poor de­ci­sions, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. And to­day, as Justin trav­els the world on his Pur­pose World Tour, he’s had time to re­flect on his past. In do­ing so, he has dis­cov­ered one thing that has so of­ten been his down­fall: stress­ing too much about mak­ing every­one happy. “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,” he ad­mits. “I never want to dis­ap­point.”

“Peo­ple don’t even say hi to me”

Grow­ing up in the spot­light, that pres­sure to be per­fect was one that Justin of­ten felt he had no choice but to ac­cept. Re­cently, how­ever, he has put his foot down to make a change for him­self: He’ll no longer pose for pho­tos with fans in the street or at meet and greets. What does this have

The rea­son Justin is mak­ing ma­jor life changes — in his own words.

to do with the pres­sure of fame? Well, just let Justin ex­plain. “I’m done tak­ing pic­tures [be­cause] it has got­ten to the point that peo­ple won’t even say hi to me or rec­og­nize me as a hu­man,” he ad­mits. “I feel like a zoo an­i­mal, and I wanna be able to keep my san­ity.”

For Justin, ev­ery time peo­ple run up to him, putting a cam­era in his face, it’s as if they’ve for­got­ten he’s just a nor­mal guy who’s go­ing out to grab a bite to eat or hang out with friends. And the more it hap­pens, the more he feels like he’s los­ing a bit of him­self. “I want to make peo­ple smile, but not at my ex­pense,” he shares. “I wanna en­joy life and not be a slave to the world and their de­mands of what they think I need to do!”

“Meet and greets make me de­pressed”

Truth­fully, Justin knows that his de­ci­sion may come off as self­ish, and the last thing he wants to do is dis­ap­point his fans. “I love the fact that I am able to make peo­ple happy,” he shares. “But if you were in my po­si­tion, you would un­der­stand how tir­ing it is.”

Choos­ing to avoid the neg­a­tive feel­ings he’d get af­ter pos­ing for one too many pho­tos, Justin made the dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to just can­cel his back­stage meet and greets all to­gether. “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 un­happy,” he opens up. “I wish it wasn’t so hard on me.”

He says he’s even no­ticed that the af­ter-ef­fects of his meet and greets have a se­ri­ous im­pact on his men­tal health. “I al­ways leave feel­ing men­tally and emo­tion­ally ex­hausted to the point of de­pres­sion,” he con­fesses.

“I want to stay in a healthy mind set”

Through all of th­ese dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions, Justin has found the pos­i­tive side to it, and he re­ally hopes his loyal Beliebers will too. “I’m go­ing to keep mak­ing de­ci­sions I feel are fit for my growth and no hu­man be­ing will make me feel bad for it,” he says. “I can’t tell you how sorry I am, [but] I want to stay in the healthy mind set I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen.” A great show and a happy Justin? That’s one win­ning com­bi­na­tion we can def­i­nitely get be­hind!

“I think it’s smart and will be the only way I last,” Justin says of the new bound­aries he’s set­ting.

They bond over cre­ativ­ity! Rory Kramer is the man be­hind the pho­tos and videos of JB on tour, and his “Com­pany” mu­sic video! “Over the past year I’ve got­ten to know him and see his cre­ative side,” Rory says of Justin. Martin keeps it real! Martin Gar­rix is one of Justin’s best friends.

The two re­cently went on a road trip, and Justin said it “one of the best nights of my life,” call­ing the mu­si­cian a “#re­al­friend.”

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