Sources close to 22 year old Justin Bieber fear that he may be headed for a break down. His inner circle say that his questionable behaviour of late may be an indication of something more worrisome.
Not unlike Britney Spears’ infamous break down in 2008 which ultimately saw her taken away for psychiatric assessment, many believe Bieber may be headed down a similar path.
The pop singer has been involved in a number of incidents recently that many simply put down to him being a ‘brat’ or a self indulged celebrity. But his friends say it’s definitely something more serious. Just the other day he was involved in a fist fight outside a Cleveland Hotel that saw him being tackled by a much larger guy. He then went on to post a pic of himself on Instagram to prove that there was ‘not a single scratch’ on his body.
“Bieber was hanging out outside the hotel and had been getting harassed by people walking by (mostly guys making fun of him) and hounded for pictures so he was a bit on edge,” an eyewitness said. “He had a friend about his size with him, and there was a bodyguard or two, but he was kind of on his own, wandering around.”
Bieber has often posted passionate rants on Instagram saying he is “feeling like a zoo animal.” He is also refusing to take pictures with fans, criticising awards shows, and walking around barefoot in public parks seemingly talking to himself. It’s all a little odd.
“People around Justin are nervous about him and worry that he could have a breakdown,” a source close to Bieber says. “He feels like people forget that he is a human being and needs privacy. Him writing those social posts about the ‘no photos etc…,’ that is him just being overwhelmed. It wasn’t intended to make people think he is a snotty pop star, but it’s definitely reflective of what he is going through right now. During his time off, he has been trying to be as normal as possible and trying to be super low-key about everything.”
“The situation is serious and no one is taking it lightly,” the source adds. “Justin is extremely burnt out and just needs a break.”
Bieber shot to fame at a very young age and perhaps wasn’t well equipped to deal with the onslaught of attention that instant recognition can bring. He doesn’t seem to have consistent people in his life that he is close to, and it’s hard for him to maintain strong friendships since “so many people are coming in and out of his life constantly.”
“It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human,” he wrote on Instagram, announcing he was “done” taking pictures. “I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”
“If you think setting boundaries is being a douche, I’m the biggest douche around, but I think it’s smart and will be the only way I last,” he replied to a user criticizing his post. “I wanna enjoy life and not be a slave to the world and their demands of what they think I need to do!! I love the fact that I am able to make people happy, but c’mon, if you truly were in my position you would understand how tiring it is.”
The singer even decided to cancel his meet and greets in March during his Purpose tour.
“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 drained and unhappy,” he wrote on Instagram. “Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.”
It definitely sounds to us that there is something lurking behind Bieber’s erratic behaviour of late. We can only hope those close to him can get him the help required before something more serious occurs.
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