Justin Bieber had been on drugs for a while, it was already fair about that. Exactly how intense it was, he says that now. The singer says that his security guards had to check whether he was still breathing or had a heartbeat after he had crossed out one night with ecstasy and magic mushrooms.

“As soon as I woke up I took a few pills”

This is reflected in the latest episode of his YouTube series Seasons . Justin says people didn’t realize how serious his then addictions to pills and marijuana were. “As soon as I woke up I took a few pills and smoked a joint to start the day,” he says. Justin says he was scared that the drugs would kill him. Looking back on his drug use, he calls it “really scary”.

The Canadian singer took a break last year to work on “deep-rooted problems”. He cites the pressure that fame brings as the reason why he started using heavier drugs. “I was young and like everyone else I experimented while growing up. But I grew up in the spotlight of the cameras and I had a lot of money to spend.”

Justin married Hailey Baldwin in 2018, who indicated that he would not want to continue with him until he became clean.

Earlier, the pop star, who turns 26 in March, called himself “the most hated teenage idol ever.”