Pop star Justin Bieber has broken his silence about his mysterious decision to cancel the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour, publishing a relatively lengthy statement to his Facebook page Wednesday night that he said is “from the heart.”
Bieber explained that his decision was rooted in an attempt to make his life “sustainable” and to ensure that he takes the time to care for himself and to work more diligently toward his future goals.
“Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be sustainable. I want my career to be sustainable,” he wrote. “But also I want my mind, heart and soul to be sustainable, so that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be.”
The candid message began with Bieber expressing gratitude to his fans for their support. He also discussed his past mistakes, saying that “learning and growing hasn’t always been easy” and that he has allowed his insecurities to get the best of him.
The singer also discussed broken relationships and how he allowed these fractured interactions to dictate the way he treated others — something he said he would no longer allow in his life.
“I let bitterness, jealousy and fear run my life,” Bieber continued. “I am extremely blessed to have people in the past few years help me build my character back up, reminding me of who I am and who I want to be, reminding me my past decisions and past relationships don’t dictate my future decisions and my future relationships.”
Check out Bieber’s full statement below:
As Faithwire previously noted, reports have swirled in recent weeks that Bieber abruptly cancelled the remaining dates to start a church — or that he did so for more general “religious reasons.” He has denied the church rumor. Read more about it here.