Before anyone could figure out what was happening, Justin Bieber turned into a worldwide sensation, putting out hit after hit. Before that, his greatest achievement was posting covers on YouTube.
Today, we can all admit that Bieber has had a good run, and he has enjoyed the many luxurious perks that come with being an incredibly successful artist. To top it off, he has millions of fans all around the world, and they are always looking forward to what he will do next.
Recently, however, people have taken note of how unwell Bieber looks. Luckily, he has now told his fans what is going wrong, and here's his story.
Bieber Has Been In The Limelight For Years
The music sensation started off by uploading song covers on YouTube. Eventually, he was discovered by Scooter Braun, a talent manager, when he was just thirteen.
From humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's best-known pop stars, Bieber's journey is quite extraordinary.
Today, Justin Bieber can afford a very lavish life, but his beginnings were tough.
He was born to a single mother on March 1, 1994, in Ontario, Canada. Nobody knew anything about him until he began uploading covers on the web.
Bieber's Life Changed Suddenly In 2008
In 2008, Bieber got his big break after RBMG Records signed him on, turning him into an artist who started mingling with some of the best music artists in the world. In the next two years, Bieber was already a big deal in the industry.
By early 2010, he was already featured in the Billboard Top 10 with his single, Baby. The song featured Ludacris, and it was quite a hit with the girls.
His Fame Only Grew
Once he was a hit, there was nothing stopping him from being an even bigger star.
He fared better than most artists ever will, and he was clearly enjoying himself and the life his fame could buy him.
Bieber became quite the hitmaker, and he is credited with songs like Sorry, Where Are U Now, Love Yourself, and Despacito. Fans went crazy for these songs.
His Private Life Also Became A Public Matter
Hailey, his now-wife, and Bieber met in 2009, but it was not until years later that they officially became an item.
Their wedding was stunning, and many people were rightly jealous.
Bieber Has Gone Through A Lot Of Changes
Bieber practically grew up under the spotlight, and he spent his teenage years with the public watching his every move, whether good or bad.
The rise to fame was dizzying, and he only recently confessed that the experience left him feeling "suicidal."
His Appearance Changed Dramatically Over Time
To begin with, his hairstyle changed. His swoop hairdo is now in the past.
Bieber has been looking unwell, and his fans are concerned.
Some Think He Has A Drug Issue
He seems to have changed a big deal, and some people believe that this might be due to a drug problem. Pictures of him show that he has blotchy skin, something people believe has to do with the fact that he is using hard drugs.
In the past, the singer admitted that he used drugs and that they had a serious impact on his health.
Given this terrible history of drug use, many people assumed that the problem might have come back to haunt him.
Once Bieber learned that such rumors about him were floating around, he decided to come out and dispute them.
Instead, he confessed to something quite shocking as the reason behind his worrying appearance.
Following This Revelation, Fans Had Plenty To Say
After Bieber revealed his shocking diagnosis, people flooded social media with their emotional reactions to the diagnosis.
Fans were concerned about his sickly appearance. However, they finally had an explanation.
This user claimed to be crying when making this comment.
Some fans could relate to Bieber's situation, and they offered the star some encouragement.
Fans Are Urging Him To Keep Pushing Through
Many came out to tell the singer to keep going strong despite the challenges he was going through.
It seems like Hailey will be right by her husband's side as he goes through this.
People were urging him to remain positive despite the health issue he was dealing with.
This commenter said that her heart "skipped several beats" after she learned of the news.
Some fans called out people shaming the star, not knowing what he was going through behind closed doors. From the look of things, his changing appearance made a lot of people and judge and criticize him.
His biggest fans are also his biggest support.
His fans were more than happy to come to his support at his hour of need.
Bieber Revealed Through Instagram That He Had An Incurable Health Condition
The singer also admitted that the past few years had been particularly tough.
While speaking more about the devastating diagnosis, Bieber also admitted that he was aware of the speculation that surrounded his health.
Bieber Has Been Suffering From Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is caused by ticks, and it's a pretty serious bacterial infection.
However, people were claiming he was looking terrible, like he was on drugs:
"While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s**t, on m*** etc. they failed to realize I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease."
This illness is a pretty big issue, and it can sometimes result in lasting symptoms such as nerve and heart problems. Lyme disease can also result in memory and concentration problems.
Unfortunately, that is not the only health issue Bieber is struggling with at the moment. He is also dealing with serious chronic mono, which has affected his skin, energy, brain, and general health.
He'll Discuss The Health Challenges In An Upcoming Documentary
Bieber also revealed that he would be speaking more about the health issues he was going through in an upcoming documentary.
He said he would be putting a docu-series on YouTube explaining the problems further:
"You can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!!"
He Informed Fans He Was Getting The Treatment He Needed
To put his fans' worries to rest, Bieber assured them that he was getting the right treatment.
Recently he had also confessed that his meteoric rise to fame had left him feeling suicidal. Clearly, the teenage heartthrob has been going through a lot, and he still is.