Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber tasted fame at a very young age, but the singer still struggles with the celebrity status.
The 21-year-old singer who is gearing up to release his new album "Purpose" on November 14, has opened up about the problems that come with fame, reported Aceshowbiz.
"It might seem awesome from the outside, but I'm struggling. Certain things broke my trust with people. Situations happen that taint your mind.
"I started going through the motions. I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting (fame) completely destroy me," Bieber said.
The "Baby" hitmaker said he had seen a lot of "self- centered" people and wants to get rid of the attitude now.
"Enough with the Justin Bieber Show. I want to veer away from the self-centered attitude. I'm just focused on the people who have been there since the start, on people who are taking the journey now. I want them to feel like we're doing this together.
"I hurt for some people. Everything is so (based) on people's looks and stuff... Look at the statistics on how many child stars have crumbled and turned out to be wack jobs. It's because of this lifestyle," he said.