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Justin Bieber Opens Up About The Pitfalls Of Early Fame

Justin Bieber has spoken about his struggles with growing up in the spotlight and the impact that ri...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:17 PM - 3 Sep 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Justin Bieber Opens Up About The Pitfalls Of Early Fame

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

7:17 PM - 3 Sep 2019

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Justin Bieber has spoken about his struggles with growing up in the spotlight and the impact that rising to fame at such a young age had on him.

In an Instagram post, the now 25-year-old singer told his fans that becoming famous at 13 led him to make bad decisions, such as using heavy drugs.

"I went from a 13-year-old boy from a small town to being praised left and right by the world, with millions saying how much they loved me and how great I was. You hear these things enough as a young boy and you actually start believing it. Rationality comes with age."

Bieber added that he had developed no life skills by the age of 18, due to having other people do everything for him, but credited his wife Hailey Baldwin with helping him become a better person.

Does he deserve credit for drawing attention to the problems that often come with early fame?

John Caddell and Dee Reddy spoke about this in our music slot, as well as looking back at Electric Picnic 2019 and discussing Spotify's most streamed songs of the summer.

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