The singer recently told fans he was "struggling" with his mental health
Justin Bieber is taking a break from music, the pop star has announced.
The 25-year-old broke the news to fans earlier today (March 25) in a post on his Instagram account.
“So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album,” he began the lengthy caption. “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 explained that instead of working on new music, he was focusing on “repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have.” Bieber went on to say that he needed to do that so he doesn’t “fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be.”
“Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health,” he added. “I will come with a kick ass album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable.”
Bieber last released an album in 2015’s ‘Purpose’. In January, his manager, Scooter Braun, teased that the follow-up – and the pop star’s fifth album – would arrive in 2019.
Earlier this month, the singer told fans he was “struggling a lot” with his mental health. “Just feeling super disconnected and weird,” he wrote on Instagram. “I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me.”
The post followed a candid interview published in Vogue, in which he discussed his troubled past and battles with depression and drug addiction.