Justin Bieber has shared a lengthy statement on Instagram confirming that he will be taking a hiatus from music for the time being. In the post, Bieber has discussed his need to step away from music and focus his attention on his family and his mental health.
“So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album,” Bieber wrote. “I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realised 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.”
“I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’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.”
Justin Bieber and his wife Hayley Baldwin currently do not have any children. So either Justin has glossed over a very significant announcement, or this hiatus is going to be an extended one.
Justin Bieber released his last full-length record four years ago, with 2015’s Purpose. His musical output since the release has mostly come in the form of features and collaborations. Significant tracks include the Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee collaborative song ‘Despacito’, and the DJ Khaled produced track ‘No Brainer.’