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03/26/2019 03:46 EDT | Updated 03/26/2019 16:18 EDT

Justin Bieber Takes A Break To Handle 'Deep-Rooted Issues'

“Music is very important to me but nothing comes before my family and my health,” the singer wrote on Instagram.

Singer Justin Bieber responded to fans clamoring for a new album by announcing on social media that he was going to take a break from music to repair “deep rooted issues.” 

“Music is very important to me but nothing comes before my family and my health,” Bieber, 25, explained in an Instagram post:

Earlier this month, Bieber posted on Instagram that he was “struggling a lot” — feeling “super disconnected and weird” — and asked fans to pray for him. The Cut reported last week that Bieber was grappling with “mental health struggles.”  

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