It may be hard for us to grasp, but being famous is not an easy task.
Sure, we can say, "You have millions of dollars and millions of fans," but it all does come at a very steep price.
For one, the media can and will write literally anything about you. It could be a positive article about how your music changed culture, but it can also be a negative article about, let's say, a pet monkey or finding a bucket to use instead of a restroom.
These are fairly inconsequential things, but just imagine all of those times you did something stupid while drunk in high school and college, but instead of you and your friends laughing about it the next day, the entire world was ripping into you and calling you an irresponsible a**hole.
It could make you want to hide from the world.
We could sit back and say, "Well, we don't feel sorry. with great success comes great responsibility."
However, saying that would be ignoring a major issue: depression.
As Bieber says in his NME interview, "I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are. You get lonely, you know, when you're on the road. People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don't know the other side. This life can rip you apart."
As the World Health Organization states, "Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression."
While there are levels to depression, with some people needing more than rest and relaxation to cheer them up, it is a common emotion and cycle that effects us just like happiness.
Sometimes people think having money and a lot of friends could solve their problems, but as Bieber shows us, that just isn't the case.
Sometimes, that type of life can lead to even more depression.
He told NME, as MTV reported, "You're in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense... When you can't go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. I would not wish this upon anyone."
That is a pretty eye-opening statement. Although it is a life so many aspire to have and one that is constantly advertised to appeal to your desires, turns out, is not something you really even want.
In fact, it was another celebrity that really opened Bieber's eyes to how depression can ultimately consume you.
Upon watching the Amy Winehouse documentary, "Amy," he came to a big realization.
He told NME, "I had tears in my eyes because I could see what the media was doing to her, how they were treating her...People thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that's what they were trying to do to me."
So, while we may not be able to relate to these celebrity situations entirely, it is important to acknowledge that depression is not just something you face by yourself. There are many people who know what you're feeling.