Pop singer Justin Bieber has confessed that his drug addiction was once so bad that his bodyguards would check his pulse to make sure he was breathing.
"There was a sense of still yearning for more," he told GQ. "It was like I had all this success and it was still like: I'm still sad, and I'm still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues. And I thought all the success was going to make everything good. And so for me, the drugs were a numbing agent to just continue to get through."
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"And in this industry, you've got people that unfortunately prey on people's insecurities and use that to their benefit," he added. "And so when that happens, obviously that makes you angry. And then you're this young angry person who had these big dreams, and then the world just jades you and makes you into this person that you don't want to be."
He did not explain what the painful moments were that led him to be in so much pain.