Justin Bieber is getting candid about life in the spotlight and his battle with drugs and depression.

On Monday, the 25-year-old singer penned a lengthy note on Instagram in which he discusses the difficult journey of becoming famous at a young age to becoming an “ultra successful” superstar with millions of dollars and fans.

He opened the letter by revealing that he battles depression daily. “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,” said Bieber. “When it feels like there’s trouble after trouble after trouble. You star foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate another bad day. A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. 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.”

The product of an unstable home, he shot to fame after being discovered at the age of 13. “My whole world was flipped on its head,” he explained. “I went from a 13 year old boy from a small town to being praised left and right with millions saying how much they loved me and how great I was.”

Read the full letter below:

-Rap Up

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