Earlier in the week Justin Bieber was arrested initially for drag racing in his car after leaving a nightclub and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police later confirmed the arrest after he “had a beer, was under the influence of anti-depressants and had been smoking marijuana all day”
Ellie Goulding has stood up for the young star who seems to be spiralling out of control as of late and admitted that she feels sympathy towards him.
Justin Bieber really hasn’t had a good time as of late and it seems that he’s got a little bit too much money and it’s all going to his head.
He’s only 19 and while he’s one of the biggest pop stars around right now he doesn’t seem to be doing himself any favours.
Bieber has turned up late to shows, got into fights with photographers and now arrested for drag racing, a possible DUI and not having a drivers licence.
Ellie Goulding has defended him though saying in an interview with Capital FM that the amount of pressure he must be under as a public figure is incredible and she’s not surprised at how he’s been acting as of late.
The ‘Burn’ sensation said: “Everyone goes through that phase of kind of just messing up a little bit, I did as well. It’s such a weird life, not to go all deep and serious but at his level, even at my level which is way down from his, it’s weird. You have to do some weird stuff and your life can get a bit intense.”
She continued: “It’s not surprising that every so often you mess up and it just happens. I think everyone has an epiphany eventually and realises that they’ve messed up and they’re not in a good place and you correct it.”
Goulding went on to say that the press are quick to judge the singer on his actions but believes that this will be his wake-up call and will get him back on track.
She said: “People are being quite harsh about him. I find it hard to be that critical. I cannot possibly relate to what his life is like.”
“There are people in this world and in this industry that have done really well and are really successful, and deal with it in the right way, but still I think even people like that have been through a phase where everything gets a bit too much. You have to be in a bad place to [get] back in a good place and know what it’s like.
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