Following on from reports last month that he is suffering with depression, Justin Bieber has broken his silence on his mental health.
The 25-year-old pop star posted on his Instagram account over the weekend a 2016 picture of himself wearing a shirt bearing a photo of late rapper Tupac Shakur and standing while embracing and praying with Kanye West and manager Scooter Braun.
"Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit," Bieber wrote. "Hopefully what I'm going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird.. I always bounce back so I'm not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I've ever been in facing my stuff head on.."
The former child star received hundreds of messages of support, including words of encouragement from Diplo, Luis Fonsi, and Madison Beer.
A source told E! News in February that the singer is "batting depression and he's been having a difficult time."
"He really wants to get better," the insider said. "He has been seeking all the help he can get."
The source said Bieber has formed a strong support network composed of "the people that love him most," including his wife Hailey Baldwin and his pastor.
The insider also said the singer " is in outpatient therapy and getting help every day."
Another source told E! News that Hailey has been "doing whatever she can to help" the singer and has been going with him to appointments and meetings.
"She's very involved in his plan of action and making decisions," the insider said. "She's the rock right now and he goes to her for everything. She listens and is always there for him. Hailey has known about his struggles for a long time. He has dealt with depression before and this is not new to her."
In a recent US Vogue interview, Bieber opened up about his mental health struggles, admitting "My mom was depressed a lot of my life and my dad has anger issues. Stuff that they passed on that I'm kind of mad they gave me."
He also confessed to becoming addicted to Xanex.
"I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed,"
"My mom always said to treat women with respect. For me that was always in my head while I was doing it, so I could never enjoy it. Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing."