Justin Bieber has certainly had his ups and downs. The singer started out small on YouTube before rising up top to become one of the most successful musicians of all time. But it seems like rapid fame comes with a price, and Bieber turned to Instagram to talk about his bumpy journey.
The 25-year-old singer had a difficult transition from child star to pop idol, and went off the rails for a few years as he tackled depression, legal woes and bad behaviour, which led to a war with his neighbour in California over an egg-throwing incident.
But, in the candid letter, Justin reveals his wife Hailey has helped him find the right path again.
He wrote: "I went from a 13 year old boy from a small town to being praised left and right by the world with millions saying how much they loved me and how great I was."
He admits all the early fame meant that he had "no skills in the real world." And when he turned 18, he already gained "millions of dollars and access to whatever I wanted."
Bieber talked about the questionable decisions he made by the time he turned 20, and before he knew it, people started ridiculing him and judging his every move.
In the letter to the universe, Bieber also reveals he took "pretty heavy drugs at 19" and "abused all of my relationships", adding he became "resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry."
Finally, he reflected on the good things that surprised him in his life; marriage being one of the reasons he found himself again.
"Luckily god blessed me with extraordinary people who love me for me. Now i am navigating the best season of my life ‘MARRIAGE’!! Which is an amazing crazy new responsibility," he explains. "You learn patience, trust, commitment, kindness, humility and all of the things it looks like to be a good man."
The pop star closes the letter with a message to his fans, stating: "All this to say even when The odds are against you keep fighting. Jesus loves you… BE KIND TODAY. BE BOLD TODAY AND LOVE PEOPLE TODAY NOT BY YOUR STANDARDS BUT BY GODS PERFECT UNFAILING LOVE."