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Justin Bieber tells fans he's putting music on hold to deal with 'deep rooted issues'

Justin Bieber tells fans he is putting new music on hold while he struggles with "deep rooted issues" that he hopes will stop him from falling apart.

25-year-old says he needs to focus on family and health

Justin Bieber says he's taking a break from music to focus on his health. (Lionel Cironneau/Associated Press)

Justin Bieber has told fans he is putting new music on hold while he struggles with "deep rooted issues" that he hopes will stop him from falling apart.

Bieber, 25, said in a lengthy Instagram post for his 106 million followers, that "music is very important to me but nothing comes before my family and my health."

"I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don't fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be," the Canadian singer wrote on Monday.

Bieber's posting follows an admission on Instagram earlier this month that he had been "struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird."

The Sorry singer, who shot to fame as a baby-faced 15 year-old, married model Hailey Baldwin last September in a New York civil ceremony. They have no children.

In 2017 he abruptly pulled out of his Purpose world tour, citing the need for rest.

Bieber has not released an album since 2015's Purpose although he came out with single No Brainer in July 2018 with DJ Khaled and other artists, and a remix of Spanish language global hit Despacito in 2017 with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were photographed at a Maple Leafs game in Toronto last November. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

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