It’s been a little over a week since Justin Bieber announced he was canceling the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, but fans had yet to hear from the singer himself about why he made such a big decision — until now.
On Wednesday (Aug. 2), after his manager Scooter Braun previously addressed the tour cancelation in a heartfelt Instagram message, Bieber took to the platform to share with his loyal fan base why he chose to walk away from the second half of his tour.
After revealing how “grateful” he’s been throughout this journey — of both his tour and his career — the “Sorry” singer revealed why the tour needed to stop, and his message is so personal and touching.
“I want you all to know this tour has been unbelievable and has taught me so much about myself. I am reminded or how blessed I am to have a voice in this world,” he wrote in a note posted to Instagram. “I’ve learned the more you appreciate your calling the more you want to protect your calling. Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE.”
For anyone unaware of what Bieber means by “sustainable,” he goes into detail about what he wants in life, and it’s clear he needed this break to refocus on who he is as not only an artist, but also as a human being.
“I want my career to be sustainable, but I also 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,” he continued. “This message is just an opportunity for you to know my heart, I’m not expecting anyone to understand, but I do want people to have an opportunity to know where I am coming from.”
We hear you Justin, and we support you! We wish the Canadian singer nothing but the best, and hope for a return to music as soon as he’s ready.
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