Bieber announces break from music in letter
Justin Bieber has shared a message on social media where he explains why he is “taking time” from his career.
Two weeks after cancelling the remaining 14 days of his Purpose tour, the Baby singer has once again shocked his Beliebers with a surprise announcement.
“I’m so grateful for this journey with all of you,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I’m grateful for the tours but most of all I am grateful I get to go through this life WITH YOU! Learning and growing hasn’t always been easy but knowing I’m not alone has kept me going.
“I have let my insecurities get the best of me at times, I let my broken relationships dictate the way I acted towards people and the way I treated them! I let bitterness, jealousy and fear run my life!!!” it says.
In the note, the 23-year-old also thanks people who “in the past few years help me build my character back up reminding me of who I am and who I want to be”.
“My past decisions and past relationships won’t dictate my future decisions and my future relationships,” he wrote.
“I’m VERY aware I’m never gonna be perfect, and I’m gonna keep making mistakes.
“I wanna be a man that learns from them and grows from them!! I want you all to know this tour has been unbelievable and has taught me so much about myself.
“I am reminded of how blessed I am to have a voice in this world. I’ve learned the more you appreciate your calling the more you want to protect your calling.”
After cancelling shows in the US and Asia, there were rumours online regarding Bieber’s reasons for doing so, with website TMZ claiming the singer had “rededicated his life to Christ”, showing a new cross tattoo on his face.
The rumour was fuelled by Bieber’s recent posts with celebrity pastor Carl Lentz, who TMZ says is the singer’s “new mentor”.
Now, Bieber says the real reason behind his decision to drop out of the tour was that his lifestyle had grown unsustainable.
“Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE,” he wrote.
“I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable so that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be.
“This message is just an opportunity for you to know my heart.
“I’m not expecting anyone to understand, but I do want people to have an opportunity to know where I am coming from!”