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Justin Bieber Tells Fans He's 'Been Struggling a Lot'

Justin Bieber Tells Fans He's 'Been Struggling a Lot'
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Bieber in Brooklyn on March 7

Justin Bieber is struggling, and he's not too proud to ask for help — and for prayers.

Early Sunday morning, Bieber posted a 2016 image of himself in a Tupac tee with the caption, "Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird.. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me."

Sounding a bit more optimistic, he also posted, "God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on.."

The post was ominous to many, since Tupac died young.

A source told People magazine that his decision to open up about his struggles was a "big step," adding, "The whole point of counseling and therapy is to get to the bottom of why you feel the way you feel. Once you reach the truth about yourself, you tell other people the truth. This was Justin being authentic and telling people his truth. So that Instagram post was an important part of his recovery.”

His post immediately garnered tens of thousands of messages of support, including from Diplo and Luis Fonsi.

In February, a source told E! News that Bieber is "battling depression and he's been having a difficult time." The same source said, "He really wants to get better."