Justin Bieber quit drugs after he felt like he 'was dying'... as pop star says ...

Justin Bieber relied on drugs as an 'escape' from his life in the spotlight.

The 25-year-old singer has admitted that he first tried marijuana when he was just 13, after rocketing to fame as a child when he was discovered on YouTube.

After becoming dependent on weed, Justin began to drink lean - a narcotic substance often called purple drank or sizzurp - as well as taking pills, doing Molly, and trying mushrooms.

Speaking out: Justin Bieber relied on drugs as an 'escape' from his life in the spotlight. The 25-year-old singer has admitted that he first tried marijuana when he was just 13, after rocketing to fame as a child when he was discovered on YouTube

Speaking out: Justin Bieber relied on drugs as an 'escape' from his life in the spotlight. The 25-year-old singer has admitted that he first tried marijuana when he was just 13, after rocketing to fame as a child when he was discovered on YouTube

Speaking about his addictions in an episode of his Premium documentary 'Justin Bieber: Seasons', he said: 'It was just an escape for me. I was young.'

Adding: 'My experience was in front of cameras and I had a different level of exposure.'

The Yummy hitmaker made headlines as a teenager for getting into trouble with the law, and says he 'valued the wrong things' in life because they were being 'dangled' in front of him.

He added: 'I started valuing the wrong things in this business because there were things dangling in front of me. The truth is, I never had the tools. My parents never gave me those tools to be a good team player.'

Throwback: After becoming dependent on weed, Justin began to drink lean - a narcotic substance often called 'purple drank' or 'sizzurp' - as well as taking pills, doing Molly, and trying Shrooms

Throwback: After becoming dependent on weed, Justin began to drink lean - a narcotic substance often called 'purple drank' or 'sizzurp' - as well as taking pills, doing Molly, and trying Shrooms

Justin eventually decided to get sober because he was 'dying', and said people aren't aware of how 'serious' his addictions were.

He explained: 'I was, like, dying. People don't know how serious it got It was legit, crazy scary.

'I basically said to myself, 'God, if you are real, you get me through this season of

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