Justin Bieber opened up in his new docuseries, Seasons, about the emotional breakdown that caused him to cancel parts of his 2016 tour. The singer was supposed to go on a 162 city worldwide tour to promote his album Purpose but ended up canceling a number of shows due to the overwhelming demand.
“Performing is the thing that he loves most in this world. For him to say that he didn’t wanna do it, I was concerned,” Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings LLC. partner Allison Kaye said in a preview, released on December 31, for Justin’s upcoming docuseries.
Justin, 25, detailed his emotions at that time and said, “As humans, we go through so many ups and downs. So many good seasons and bad seasons. You know, sometimes we want to give up.”
The “Yummy” singer is releasing a new album on January 3, 2020, and due to tour in 46 cities in the U.S. and Canada starting in May 2020 after a four-year hiatus. “I feel like this is different than the previous albums just because of where I’m at in life. I’m excited to perform it and to tour it. We all have different stories. I’m just excited to share mine. It’s the music that I’ve loved the most out of anything I’ve done,” he added in the trailer.
“There's a lot of pressure that I think people don't see,” Justin’s wife Hailey said in the trailer. “Maybe by watching this, people will kind of get a glimpse into his world.”
Justin previously opened up about the struggle he had being a child star, drug abuse, suicidal thoughts and more in a lengthy post on Instagram in September. “Sometimes it can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change,” he wrote.
“You see, I didn’t grow up in a stable home, my parents were 18 and separated with no money, still young and rebellious, as well,” he said of his upbringing. “As my talent progressed and I became ultra-successful, it happened within a strand of two years. My whole world was flipped on its head.”
Justin explained that his quick trajectory to fame at age 18 caused him to act out. “By 20, I made every bad decision you could have thought of and went from one of the most loved and adored people in the world to the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world,” he admitted.
In February, Justin received treatment for depression and substance abuse. “He has good help around him and is receiving some treatment,” a source told People. “He seems confident he will feel better soon.”