Pop star Justin Bieber says he is “proud” of US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles after she spoke publicly about her mental health.
The gold medal winner has pulled out of the women’s all-around final in Tokyo tomorrow (Thursday) citing mental health concerns.
Singer Bieber said he was previously called “crazy” for previously not finishing a tour but it was “the best thing I could have done for my mental health”.
He wrote on Instagram: “Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face!
“I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw. It’s as simple as – what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul.
“Sometimes our nos are more powerful than our yes’s. When what you normally love starts to steal your joy it’s important we take a step back to evaluate why.
“People thought I was crazy for not finishing the purpose tour but it was the best thing I could have done for my mental health!!” Bieber added: “So proud of you @simonebiles.”
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