Justin Bieber says he was ‘really suicidal’ in new documentary

Justin Bieber has opened about wanting to escape mental health struggles, saying there was a time he felt “really, really suicidal.”

The “Holy” singer, 26, revealed he secretly battled suicidal thoughts in a new YouTube documentary, “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter.”

“I think there were times where I was really, really suicidal. Like, man, is this pain ever going to go away?” Bieber said.

“It was so consistent, the pain was so consistent. I was just suffering. So, I’m just like, man, I would rather not feel this than feel this.”

The pop star said he “could have avoided a lot of pain” if he had been more vocal about his struggles.

He now wants to use his platform to urge others to be open about their mental health.

“I just would encourage people, like, hey, if you’re feeling lonely, talk about it. Say it out loud,” he said.

Bieber, who married model Hailey Baldwin in 2018, was previously candid about struggling with the pressure of fame in an Instagram post last year.

“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,” he wrote.

“When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble. You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day.”

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