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Bieber Puts Music Aside to Focus on 'Deep-Rooted Issues'

He says no album or tour until he gets his mental health figured out
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2019 5:40 PM CDT
Justin Bieber, standing, watches alongside his wife Hailey Baldwin, far right, during an NHL hockey game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.   (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Newser) – Justin Bieber recently asked fans to pray for him, and now he says he's come to a big decision: His music career is on the back burner while he focuses on his mental health. "So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album," Bieber, 25, wrote on Instagram Monday. "I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour." He said he's been trying various things in the hopes of repairing "deep rooted issues" so that he "can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be." He promised fans that once he gets all that figured out, he "will come with a kick ass album ASAP." Not surprisingly, that part about being a good dad caused much speculation as to whether wife Hailey Baldwin is pregnant. (Read more Justin Bieber stories.)

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