It's almost four years since The Biebs set teenage hearts racing when he performed in South Africa – now he’s coming back. Justin Bieber is bringing his Justice World Tour to our shores and is set to perform in Cape Town in September 2022 and Johannesburg in October.
The tour will start in May next year and include more than 20 countries before drawing to a close in 2023. The Purpose World Tour was the Canadian pop star’s last world tour, which was later cancelled in 2017 due to Justin's mental health problems.
In March 2019, Justin (27) told Vogue that, when he was in his early 20s, he went through a period of depression, sex addiction and drug addiction because fame "got to me". He also started feeling lonely.
In a recent Victoria's Secret Voices podcast, Hailey Bieber (24), his wife of three years, opened up about how she was able to help Justin on his sobriety journey because of her father, actor Stephen Baldwin’s, past cocaine addiction.
“There's a lot of addiction that runs in our family, like, not even just my dad but a lot of other people on that side of my family struggled with a lot of different things,” Hailey said.
The model said seeing her loved ones go through addiction made her want to stay away from substance abuse. Her father was always candid about his sobriety, and this helped her navigate her husband’s own struggles.
The two married in September 2018 around the time Justin sought help for his addictions.
Justin admitted in the Justin Bieber: Seasons docuseries he was addicted to marijuana, alcohol, psychedelic mushrooms, pills and more. His addiction got so bad that his security staff would have to check for a pulse each evening.
“People don't know how serious it got. It was legit crazy scary. I was waking up in the morning and the first thing I was doing was popping pills and smoking a blunt and starting my day. It just got scary,” Justin said.
The turning point for the Oh, Baby singer happened in early 2019. It was reported that he had sought out treatment.
“I basically said to myself, I'm like, 'God, if you're real, you get me through this season of stopping these pills and stuff, and if you do, I'll do the rest of the work,’” he said.
It seems marriage has also allowed the singer to be more grounded and to look forward to the future.
He and Hailey recently appeared on the In Faith Good with Chelsea and Judah Smith podcast to discuss marriage life and their future plans. Judah is pastor at Churchome, which the Biebers attend.
The two spoke about the start of their marriage.
“Luckily, Hailey accepted me as I was. Even when we got married, there was still a lot of damage and hurt that I still needed to work through, but you've seen my heart through it all.”
While they were still dating they spoke about what they wanted in their marriage and when they would like to start having kids.
“We always talked about wanting to be married and be young, and have a young family, and have kids young,” Hailey said.
The two had previously said they want to start a family towards the end of 2021.
SOURCES: ENCA.CO.ZA, EONLINE.COM, PEOPLE.COM