AceShowbiz - Justin Bieber found a certain someone to relate to and the pop singer was afraid that he would end up the same way. Bieber said he was in tears after watching the recent Amy Winehouse documentary directed by Asif Kapadia.
In an interview with NME magazine, Bieber opened up about the destructive manner that his career had on his life. He recalled being put under media scrutiny from such a young age. "I just want people to know I'm human," Bieber said. "I'm struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are. You get lonely, you know, when you're on the road."
"People see the glam and the amazing stuff, but they don't know the other side. This life can rip you apart. I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary on the plane and I had tears in my eyes because I could see what the media was doing to her, how they were treating her," Bieber continued. "People thought it was funny to poke her when she was at rock bottom, to keep pushing her down until she had no more of herself. And that's what they were trying to do to me."
Winehouse rose to fame after releasing her debut album "Frank" in the U.K. in 2003 but her career took a bigger scale with the release of "Back to Black" three years later. Following her instant international fame, Winehouse was in emotional and physical distress stemming from her grandmother's death and troubled marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil among others. She died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
Bieber also revealed that he got isolated a lot of time. "And I feel isolated," he said in the cover story. "You're in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can't go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed. I would not wish this upon anyone."
He blamed his legal issues on rebelling against everybody and being a normal 19-year-old. "It's because of the way the 'Justin Bieber brand' was portrayed," he explained. "I was a wholesome pop star who was so amazing who had nice hair and a f***ing image that no one could ever live up to. So when all this happened people were like, 'Woah, let's rip him apart.' "
The latest issue of NME is out Friday, November 13.