Justin Bieber, who gained popularity through his YouTube videos in 2007, has had a roller-coaster career so far. He’s gone from being the “boy-next-door” to the “bad boy” of pop music to resurface again with stellar hits. Let’s take a look at some of his best and not-so-great moments over the years.
Performing at the White House
After being spotted by Scooter Braun at the age of 12, Bieber marked a high point in his emerging career with his performance at the White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in 2009.
2010 Grammy goof-up
The teen icon, who was one of the announcers at the 52nd Grammys, accidentally said Beyoncé’s name instead of Bon Jovi, while asking the audience to vote for the song they wanted the band to play on stage. He quickly recovered by saying “Beyoncé’s just always on my mind.”
Controversial quote on abortion
Still getting used to fame, he sparked controversy in 2011 during an interview with Rolling Stone after he said he doesn’t believe in abortion. He said, “I really don’t believe in abortion. It’s like killing a baby.”
Box office success
In February 2011, Bieber released a 3D concert film, “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” which follows the pop star during his 2010 concert tour. Featuring appearances from celebrities such as Usher (pictured), Jaden Smith, Snoop Dogg and Miley Cyrus, the movie turned in a box office collection of $99 million, against a budget of $13 million.
Dating Selena Gomez
Bieber, then 16, gained attention from all quarters when he began a relationship with the Disney star in 2011. They officially split in 2014, but in 2017 the duo reunited. They again parted ways in 2018.
On March 1, 2011, when he was out with Selena Gomez to celebrate his 17th birthday, Bieber lashed out at photographers when they surrounded his car. His use of abusive language and flipping at the paparazzi didn’t go down well with the media and his fans. He later apologized for his actions on Twitter.
Taking a paternity test
Following the accusation of an 18-year-old woman named Mariah Yeater in November 2011, who claimed that Bieber was the father of her four-month-old son, Bieber agreed for a paternity test. The result was in Bieber’s favor.
In May 2012, an underage Bieber admitted to having a beer in an interview with GQ. He said, “I’ve had a beer, like, before…. But I never get out of control.”
The same year in July, the singer drew flak from fellow passengers for his use of colorful language on an airplane. He was reportedly asked by a fellow passenger to “stop yelling curse words and using that kind of language on a plane. It’s not appropriate.”
Throwing up on the first night of his world tour
Bieber began his worldwide Believe Tour in September 2012 by throwing up on stage in Glendale, Arizona, U.S., not once but twice. Blaming it on his digestive problems, the Guardian quoted him as saying, “It’s hard for me, you know, not feeling great and throwing up in front of a bunch of people. Will you love me even though I’m throwing up on stage?” The fans followed his apology with a roaring approval.
In January 2013, a photographer was killed by a passing car while following the singer’s white Ferrari. Bieber released a statement calling for a change in the law. “While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves,” he said.
Later that month, Bieber was allegedly caught smoking marijuana at a party. After the photos surfaced online, he tweeted, “Everyday growing and learning. Trying to be better. U get knocked down. U get up. Back on tour tomorrow. Ready to see you all smile. Time to do what I’m supposed to be doing. Performing #BELIEVEtour. I see all of you. I hear all of you. I never want to let any of you down.”
Arriving late on stage
At his London performance on March 5, 2013, Bieber was heavily booed by the audience for arriving two hours late to the concert. Parents were furious with his attitude as their kids waited for him despite it being a school night.
Bieber’s pet, a Capuchin monkey Mally, was seized by German officials on March 28, 2013, after the star failed to provide the required vaccination and import papers.
Comments on Anne Frank
When he was touring Amsterdam in April 2013, Bieber created a stir with his comment after visiting Anne Frank’s house. He was quoted as saying, “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
Bieber invited trouble from an indoor skydiving facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., after reportedly backing out of a payment deal with the company in June 2013. He was slapped with a lifetime ban.
Mop bucket controversy
In July 2013, Bieber was caught in another controversy – when he was seen relieving himself into a mop bucket at the back of an unidentified restaurant in New York City. He went on to curse the then-president Bill Clinton, for which he apologized to the president via Twitter.
Spraying graffiti in Brazil
The singer’s brushes with the law continued when he was charged for illegally spraying graffiti in Rio de Janeiro in November 2013. According to Brazilian laws, vandalizing public buildings is a crime in the country and a punishable offence. Bieber was charged with “crime against the city order and cultural heritage” but left the country before the authorities could notify him. The case reopened when the singer visited the country in 2017 and was settled after he donated $6,000 to a cancer institute as fine.
(Pictured) Bieber adds finishing touches to street artist Alec Monopoly’s mural at the premiere of “Justin Bieber’s Believe” (2013) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Dec. 18, 2013.
Run-in with the law
Bieber was arrested in Miami in January 2014 for driving under the influence (DUI), with an expired license and for resisting arrest. He was released an hour after an appearance via video link in front of a judge.
(Pictured) Bieber’s mug shot, released by the Miami-Dade Police Department on Jan. 23.
One of the biggest controversies surrounding Bieber was the Calvin Klein advertisement in 2015, when it was alleged the images had been Photoshopped. Bieber responded by posting his shirtless picture on Instagram, with the caption “Photoshop lol.”
Comedy Central Roast
Just days after his 21st birthday in March 2015, joining the likes of James Franco and Charlie Sheen, Bieber appeared on the infamous “Comedy Central Roast,” which saw a host of celebrities such as Snoop Dogg (pictured), Shaquille O’Neal, Martha Stewart and Ludacris making fun of the singer. The young roastee took it all with a calm sense of acceptance.
Gets emotional at the 2015 VMAs performance
At the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2015, after performing “Where Are U Now” and “What Do You Mean?” Bieber was left overwhelmed and ended up shedding tears on the stage.
Speaking about it on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show,” he said: “I missed some cues so I was a bit disappointed about that. But just the support. …I didn’t expect them to support me in the way they did. Last time I was at an awards show, I was booed.” He added, “I was just feeling judged and wanting to win so badly and just wanting to do what I love so badly that I just put everything on the line. That’s what’s so special about the emotional moment at the end. It was authentic, it was real. I was really just wanting it so bad.”
Creates history on UK singles chart
The young star created history in January 2016 by becoming the first-ever artist to occupy the top three spots on the U.K. singles chart. His tracks “Love Yourself,” “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?” were placed at number one, two and three, respectively.
Big night at the 2016 BRIT Awards
Apart from setting the stage on fire (literally) with his performance, Bieber also won the Best International Male Solo Artist award, beating stars such as Drake and The Weeknd.
On Oct. 23, 2016, Bieber walked offstage during a concert in Manchester, England, because his fans wouldn’t stop screaming. He asked the crowd to stop cheering in between songs but when the crowd ignored his request, he dropped his mic and left the stage. According to BBC, before heading out, the singer said: “I appreciate all the support. I appreciate love. I appreciate the kind things. But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you.”
After some time he returned and said: “I feel like I wanna connect with you. The point of the no screaming thing is that when I’m looking at you in the eyes you know that we’re actually having a moment and having a connection. I’m not going to talk the rest of the night. We’re just going to do the music. Obviously Manchester just can’t handle it so let’s do the music.”
Angered fans in India by lip-syncing
Bieber’s first-ever concert in India, a pit stop for the Purpose World Tour, was organized in May 2017 and Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium was crammed with over 50,000 people. The much-hyped event turned out to be a huge disappointment for fans, as the star allegedly lip-synced most of his songs. Some fans took to Twitter to
show their resentment against the star’s performance as well as his outfit (pictured).
Banned in China
In July 2017, China banned the pop singer from performing in the country due to his “bad behavior.” In a statement, Beijing’s Culture Bureau said, “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer. We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public.” The statement, however, did not specify exactly when and why Bieber’s behavior offended the country.
Gets into a fight to stop harassment
At a 2018 Coachella after-party, the singer came to the rescue of a female festival-goer, when he confronted a man for reportedly misbehaving with her. TMZ reported that when the man grabbed the woman by the throat, Bieber and his friends screamed at him to let her go. When he refused to do so, the crooner got into a scuffle with the man, which allowed the woman to break free.
Third most-followed person on Twitter
As of Dec. 31, 2019, with 107.5 million followers, he is the third most-followed person on Twitter, after Katy Perry (108.3 million) and Barack Obama (111.1 million).
Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin secretly got married at a courthouse in New York City, New York, U.S. Bieber proposed to Baldwin in the Bahamas in July 2018. They had an official ceremony in Bluffton, South Carolina, U.S., on Sept. 30, 2019.
Justin Bieber donated $100,000 (£77,556) to a fan in New York who was raising money for mental health awareness.
The star was in the city promoting his upcoming album Changes with an appearance at MTV’s Fresh Out Live event on Friday afternoon. And while in town, the Yummy star took the time to share a generous donation with fan Julie Coker, who was campaigning for the cause.
“I work for mental health now because of my own mental-health struggles in the past,” she told the New York Post. “And it’s important for us to talk about mental health because more than 50 per cent of us will have a mental health challenge in our lifetime.”
She added: “(Justin) has a big following, so if he has a good message about mental health, hopefully everybody else… will want to start thinking about mental health in a different way.”
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In an interview with Dr. Phil on his podcast, the “Game of Thrones” star revealed that seeing negative comments on the social media regarding her on-screen character of Sansa Stark harmed her mental health. She said, “I would just believe it. I would say, ‘Yeah, I am spotty. I am fat. I am a bad actress.’ I would just believe it. I would get (the costume department) to tighten my corset a lot. I just got very, very self-conscious.” She also revealed, “I just would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and putting on clothes and be like, ‘I can’t do this. I can’t go outside. I have nothing that I want to do’ … I’ve suffered with my depression for five or six years now. The biggest challenge for me is getting out of bed and getting out of the house. Learning to love yourself is the biggest challenge.”
After treatment through therapy sessions, she began feeling “much better.” “I’m on medication and I love myself now, or more than I used to, I think,” she said.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress opened up about her struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder. She revealed the breakdown was caused by criticism of her acting skills, after a string of successful films like “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002) and “Love Actually” (2003). “I did have a mental breakdown at 22, so I did take a year off there and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder because of all of that stuff.”
The singer has been vocal about her fight with post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. A pre-existing condition, it became worse after the terror attack at her May 2017 concert in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people. “When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells… I’ve always had anxiety, but it had never been physical before. There were a couple of months straight where I felt so upside down,” she admitted in an interview with Elle.
Speaking to the Guardian, “The Crown” star said she struggled with frequent anxiety issues and that the condition had worsened over the years. “When you have anxiety, you have anxiety about – I don’t know – crossing the road… I used to think that this was my lot in life, to be anxious. And that I would struggle and struggle and struggle with it, and that it would make me quite miserable, and that I’d always be restricted.”
The singer, who admitted to struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), told Cosmopolitan U.K., “Everybody has different ways of handling stress. And, for me, if I get really stressed about something, I’ll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don’t keep thinking about it.”
During an interview for Vogue Australia’s August issue, Perry discussed her mental health problems. Speaking about the lukewarm response to her 2017 album “Witness,” she revealed, “I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to … which broke my heart.”
During the release of her EP in August 2018, the singer-actress told L’Officiel USA her songs reflected her emotions. “This EP is mostly just about how my emotions have been, and about my anxiety, and about how I’ve been struggling with depression, and how it’s okay to feel those feelings. A lot of people like to judge you, and make fun of you on the Internet, and people make you feel crazy whenever you’re in a depression or having anxiety or having a panic attack. It’s about that and being sad and having your emotions and not being able to ignore the feelings you’re having.”
During an interview with Essence magazine for the July/August 2018 edition, the American singer-songwriter opened up about her “intense” struggle with depression. She said, “These were difficult years, when I struggled with depression. The struggle was intense. I could analyze the source of my depression forever. Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards. And of course there are always the societal issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way way through it.”
Following the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain in June 2018, the actress posted a message on Instagram, in which she spoke about her experience with depression and suicidal thoughts.
She wrote, “I have lived with anxiety and sporadic bouts of depression for most of my adult life. 10 years ago I tackled it, learned to fully understand it and haven’t felt the dark depths of depression in about a decade. But before that, thoughts of suicide crossed my mind more than a few times. For those who don’t understand depression, when someone is in that place it’s not because they want to die… it’s because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore. You don’t have to suffer from anxiety and depression to feel that low. Something very sad or traumatic can happen to you just once to bring about that feeling of despair. But please listen to me – from someone who is telling you that she’s been where you are – when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE. 💛”
With his 2018 album “Ye,” the rapper revealed he has bipolar disorder and called it his superpower. On the track “Yikes,” he says being bipolar “ain’t no disability – I’m a superhero.” The album cover also has a message written over the photo of a landscape: “I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome.”
During an April 2018 interview with The New York Times, the “Deadpool” actor revealed: “I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety. Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”
He also admitted to being wracked with dread and nausea before making public appearances; he overcomes this by channeling his Deadpool alter-ego and practicing meditation. “When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set.”
In an interview with People magazine in April 2018, the singer revealed her struggle with bipolar disorder and why she hid it for so long. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she said.
First diagnosed in 2001, when she was hospitalized for a mental breakdown, she also spoke about her recovery. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”
The actor opened up about his battle with depression as a teen in April 2018. “Depression never discriminates. Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You’re not alone,” he wrote to his Twitter followers.
The Oscar-winning star spoke about problems she suffered as a child during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in 2017. “I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks,” she said.
She told another publication that it got worse. “At a certain point, I couldn’t go to friends’ houses anymore – I could barely get out the door to school.” She benefited from therapy and youth theater sessions. “You have to be present in improv, and that’s the antithesis of anxiety.”
therapy since she was 14, Anderson suffered from several mental health problems, including anxiety. “There were times when it was really bad,” she revealed to The Guardian. “There have been times in my life where I haven’t wanted to leave the house.”
“I struggled a lot with anxiety and depression. My mom sat me down when I was about 18 and told me ‘there’s a serotonin imbalance in our family line and it can often be passed from female to female,” the actress revealed during a 2016 interview. “I got on a prescription when I was a teenager and I’m still on it today and I have no shame in that,” she added.
Recognizing the need for time to rest and recuperate, both physically and mentally, Selena Gomez took a break in 2017. That was the year she discovered she had lupus – a chronic autoimmune disease. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges,” she told People magazine. “I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues,” she added.
The Australian singer and “Home and Away” star, who has been battling a brain tumor, opened up on his struggle with depression and anxiety during an appearance on the TV show Weekend Sunrise in October 2018. “Growing up, whether it be having a single parent, trying to deal with that at a young age, not knowing how to deal with it, [were] among a lot of other things (that caused stress for me)… it was learning how to deal with these issues,” he said.
Appearing on her mother’s show “Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid,” the younger Hadid sister said she suffered from social anxiety. “I would literally start crying and shaking if I had to do interviews at red carpet events. It was really nerve-racking and it’s scary…,” she said. She eventually overcame it. “It gets a lot better once you have to talk to people every day. Then you’re like, ‘Okay, I guess it’s my job, I have to do it!’.”
Speaking on a radio interview, the pop star said he began suffering from anxiety attacks in 2017. “I knew people who had suffered from anxiety and found it kind of hard to understand, but then when it hits you, you’re like, ‘Oh my God, what is this? This is crazy.’,” he said. His single “In My Blood” talks about his struggle and part of his recovery. “Every time I play that song for someone, I go, ‘Just so you know, I’m okay. Don’t worry about me, I promise, I’m okay’.”
The chirpy “Jane The Virgin” star shared an Instagram clip in 2017, sans makeup and in casual clothes, in which she said, “I suffer from anxiety. And watching this clip I could see how anxious I was but I empathize with myself. I wanted to protect her and tell her it’s ok to be anxious, there is nothing different or strange about having anxiety and I will prevail.”
In an interview with Glamour magazine in 2017, Teigen spoke about postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter Luna in 2016. “Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful… I would go two days without a bite of food… Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch…,” she revealed. “Postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do,” she added.
Kendall Jenner’s struggle with anxiety issues was revealed on the reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” She said her work as a model was a trigger for her attacks. “There’s a lot that happened this past year, starting with like, Kim’s robbery,” said Kendall, “Then I got robbed, and I had my stalkers. That’s why I don’t really like going out anymore. That’s why I don’t tweet, that’s why I don’t Instagram. That gives me anxiety, too.”
The English singer-songwriter spoke about his struggles with depression in an interview with the Sunday Times in September 2017. He admitted, “This job is really bad for my health. It’s going to kill me. Unless I view it in a different way… The more c***y and arrogant I look onstage, the more terrified I am… I don’t know if I’d be this mentally ill without fame. I don’t think it would be as gross or as powerful if it hadn’t have been for fame. You get a magnifying glass in the shape of the world’s attention and your defects will obviously magnify too.”
In the November 2016 issue of Allure magazine, the actress admitted to medication for depression, something she’d been on from a young age. She said, “I’m on Lexapro, and I’ll never get off of it. I’ve been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I’m on the lowest dose… A mental illness is a thing that people case in a different category [from other illnesses], but I don’t think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else.” Seyfried added she underwent therapy in 2015.
In an interview with the Mirror, the singer-songwriter-actor admitted she took medication to deal with her rise to stardom. She said, “I needed a moment to stabilize. When my career took off, I don’t remember anything at all. It’s like I’m traumatized. I needed time to re-calibrate my soul.”
Since then, she claims to be in a better mental space. Speaking to Harper’s Bazar in 2014, she said the previous year had been a rough one, “I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore.”
The actress revealed she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her second child in 2014 – Frankie. Her older daughter, Olive, was born in 2012. Speaking to People magazine, the actress said: “I didn’t have postpartum the first time so I didn’t understand it because I was like, ‘I feel great!’ … The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.’ It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.”
The model-turned-actress spoke about how, from an early age, she suffered from bouts of depression, anxiety
and suicidal tendencies. Speaking at the 2015 Women in the World Summit, she said, “I was completely suicidal, I didn’t want to live anymore. I thought that I was completely alone. I also realized how lucky I was, and what a wonderful family and wonderful friends I had, but that didn’t matter. I wanted the world to swallow me up, and nothing seemed better to me than death.”
The actress checked into a treatment center to seek professional help for postpartum depression. The actress gave birth to daughter Kaya Evdokia in December 2014 and has been vocal about her struggle with postpartum depression. During an appearance on a TV show she said, “It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal.”
Robin Williams (1951-2014)
The legendary Hollywood comedian, who died at the age of 63, was open about his long-standing battle with drug and alcohol abuse. “It’s just literally being afraid. And you think, oh, [the alcohol] will ease the fear. And it doesn’t… It’s fearfulness and anxiety,” he shared in 2010.
In April 2011, the actress spoke about her struggle with bipolar disorder. “If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it… There is no shame in seeking help,” she said.
In 2005 he told Rolling Stone: “I’ve started to notice that, as you get older, mental health is as fragile as physical health… You can really get side-swiped by stuff like depression.”
In 2011, Paltrow revealed she struggled after the birth of her son: “I couldn’t access my emotions. I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child, but there are different shades and depths of it.”
In 2009, Ryder told Elle UK she suffered from an “extra-large breakdown” when she was 20. “Everybody else just thought I had everything in the world… but inside I was completely lost.”
In 2013, Perry shared his struggle with depression, alcohol
and prescription drug abuse. “I was a sick guy… I think I was pretty good at hiding it, but eventually people were aware.”
After spending time at a clinic in 2010, Lovato revealed she had been treated for anorexia, bulimia and bipolar disorder. “There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I’d be up until 5.30 in the morning.”
The talk show host has said she “went into this deep, deep depression” when her sitcom was cancelled. “Everything that I ever feared happened to me… When I walked out of the studio after five years of working so hard, knowing I had been treated so disrespectfully for no other reason than I was gay, I just went into this deep, deep depression,” she said in an interview with the Southeast Missourian in 1998.
In his autobiography, “My Booky Wook,” Brand wrote: “I know that I have dramatically changing moods, and I know sometimes I feel really depressed, but I think that’s just life.”
The comedian has been open about his struggle with depression. “Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather… It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.”
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)
Speaking to the BBC in 1995, Diana said, “I was unwell with post-natal depression, which no one ever discusses… You’d wake up in the morning feeling you didn’t want to get out of bed, you felt misunderstood, and just very, very low in yourself.”
In 2010, Hamm said medication had helped him in his battle with depression. “You can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon.'”
Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
In 2007, Winehouse told Rolling Stone, “I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn’t that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.” The singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
The “Harry Potter” author said in 2000: “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced… It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope.”
Seymour described her depression in 2005: “I always think of life like a giant wave… It’s just magnificent, and then it crashes. And for a lot of people, when it crashes, that’s the end, and they go down the deep, dark hole of depression.”
In her memoir “The Bedwetter,” the comedian wrote: “It happened as fast as a cloud covering the sun… As quickly and casually as someone catches the flu, I caught depression.”
Judd spoke about going to rehab in 2006, when she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired… I looked really good on the outside but I had a lot of anxiety and insomnia.”
Shields wrote about her experiences in her 2005 book “Down Came the Rain: My Journey through Postpartum Depression.” She advised: “Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door.”
Describing her struggle with depression, O’Donnell said in an interview, “The dark cloud that arrived in my childhood did not leave until I was 37 and started taking medication. The grey has gone away. I am living in bright technicolor.”
Shah Rukh Khan
The Indian actor spoke of his depression in 2010: “Due to the shoulder injury and the suffering I had got into a depression mode but now I am out of it. I feel happy and boosted with energy.”
The actress has been vocal about her bouts of depression. “There were days when I would feel okay, but at times, within a day, there was a roller-coaster of feelings. Finally, I accepted my condition,” Padukone told an Indian daily.
The star has been open about his own mental health struggles, and notably took time away from the spotlight last year to focus on his personal wellbeing, amid a battle with Lyme disease.
And at an event for his upcoming new album, Justin broke down as the tracks were played to attendees at the Village Recorders in Los Angeles.
“I don’t even think I should be alive never mind thrive,” he told the crowd, recalling his battle with depression. “I feel like God’s brought me out of a really dark place.”
He failed to hold back his tears as he mentioned he had been “hurt by the industry” and “the people” who work in it, without getting specific.