Seven years ago this week, Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami on DUI and resisting arrest charges.Now 26, the ‘Yummy’ singer is reflecting on the experience of being arrested, and what he learned from it.”Seven years ago today I got arrested, not my f…
Seven years ago this week, Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami on DUI and resisting arrest charges.
Now 26, the 'Yummy' singer is reflecting on the experience of being arrested, and what he learned from it.
"Seven years ago today I got arrested, not my finest hour," the pop star wrote on Instagram with a paparazzi photo of him being arrested. "Not proud of where I was at in my life. I was hurting, unhappy, confused, angry, mislead, misunderstood and angry at God."
"I also wore too much leather for someone in Miami," he continued jokingly. "All this to say God has brought me a long way."
Bieber continued, "From then til now I do realise something.. God was as close to me then as he is right now. My encouragement to you is to let your past be a reminder of how far god has brought you.
"Don't allow shame to ruin your 'today' let the forgiveness of Jesus take over and watch your life blossom into all that God has designed you to be. LOVE YOU GUYS WITH MY WHOLE HEART."
Shortly after his arrest, Bieber joined the Hillsong church, and was baptised by notorious pastor Carl Lentz.
He's previously spoken about struggling with mental health after shooting to fame at such a young age. "It's so hard to show your weakness," he says in his documentary Next Chapter, "but acknowledging your weakness allows you to grow."
Bieber, who has been open about turning to the bible, recently got candid about wishing he'd saved himself for marriage.
"There are probably a lot of things I would change. I don't regret anything because I think it makes you who you are, and you learn from things," Bieber said during The Biebers on Watch series, when a fan enquired if he had regrets.
"If I could go back and not have to face some of the bad hurt that I went through, I probably would've saved myself for marriage."
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"I know this sounds crazy," he continued. "Sex can be kind of confusing when you're being sexually active with anybody... I would have probably saved myself for marriage."
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