Justin Bieber says he's been 'struggling a lot'

Justin Bieber is sharing the latest with his fans concerning his struggle with depression.

On Saturday night, the singer posted a black-and-white photo of himself praying while embraced by people on either side.

"Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I'm going through will resonate with you guys," he captioned the moment. "Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird."

"I always bounce back so I'm not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for [you] guys to pray for me," the 25-year-old singer added. "God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I've ever been in facing my stuff head on."

This update comes almost exactly a month after ET learned that the pop star started receiving treatment to ensure his mental well-being.

"Justin is receiving treatment for depression, something he's struggled with for a while and was recently honest about in his Vogue interview," a source shared at the time. "Justin never had an authentic childhood due to accelerated fame and struggles with wanting normalcy... He felt he needed an emotional tuneup and with the help of his wife, family and friends, he's seeking help."

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Jennifer Lopez flashed her six-pack abs while walking into a Midtown, New York, dance studio on Wednesday.

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Kim Kardashian flashed a peace sign -- and her abs! -- while heading into her appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday afternoon.

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin packed on the PDA while ordering food at Frankel's Delicatessen in Brooklyn on Monday.

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Julia Roberts was spotted leaving "Pretty Woman:The Musical" play at The Nederlander Theatre on Thursday night in New York City.

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Jennifer Lopez was spotted walking into Rockefeller Center on Thursday morning wearing wide-legged white pants.

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Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi grabbed dinner at Craig's in West Hollywood on Thursday night with Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble.

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Joe Jonas and fiancée Sophie Turner were spotted packing on the PDA during a lunch date in NYC on Tuesday.

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Jennifer Lopez rocked a white shirt dress and over-the-knee denim boots during a promotional appearance in NYC on Tuesday.

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Bella Hadid was spotted grabbing dinner with friends at Barbuto in the West Village on Thursday night.

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Justin Bieber carried a Supreme travel bag while walking to his car in New York City on Monday.

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Jessica Simpson rocked a leopard print dress while out and about in NYC on Tuesday night.

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Mila Kunis donned a Canadian tuxedo while out and about in NYC on Monday.

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Jennifer Aniston was spotted on the set of her upcoming film "Murder Mystery" on Monday in Como, Italy.

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Singer Madison Beer was spotted at Alfred Coffee in West Hollywood with boyfriend Zack Bia.

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Jonah Hill seen spotted boxing at the gym in Manhattan on Wednesday.

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Jonah Hill was spotted smoking a cigarette after his boxing workout in New York City on Wednesday.

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Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble were photographed leaving Nobu Malibu on Wednesday, where someone opened their car door for them.

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Brooklyn Decker kicked off the Black Forest Gummy Harvest in celebration of 'Juicy Gummies that Keep it Real' on the High Line in New York City on Thursday.

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"Sharp Objects" star Amy Adams was all smiles posing for paparazzi on the Upper West Side on Tuesday.

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DJ duo Gallantis stopped by the Airstream Speakeasy at Lollapalooza in Chicago this week to enjoy some Don Julio 1942.

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Nicky Hilton Rothschild and husband James Rothschild went on a dinner date to Craig's on Monday night in West Hollywood.

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Kris Jenner was all smiles while leaving Craig's in West Hollywood after grabbing dinner with boyfriend Corey Gamble, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi on Thursday night.

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Country star Brett Eldredge celebrated the launch of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card by surprising fans at the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Truck Tour in L.A.

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Justin Bieber grabbed two iced coffees at Blue Bottle in Brooklyn on Monday.

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Jessica Simpson rocked clashing patterns while arriving at LAX on Monday.

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Paris Hilton posed for paparazzi at LAX on Thursday in a two-piece crop-top pink ensemble.

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Whoopi Goldberg stopped by sneaker store Extra Butter on the Lower East Side, where she picked up some Nike Air Max 270 sneakers, among other things.

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Sofia Richie was spotted at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner were spotted after a bike ride in New York City on Wednesday.

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"Power" actor Rotimi hit the red carpet at the TRUTH Nightclub popup in Brooklyn presented by EFFEN Vodka.

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Lena Dunham was spotted out and about in NYC on Tuesday wearing clogs.

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Brittany Snow was spotted petting her dog, Billie, after stocking up on Nature's Recipe premium dog food in Los Angeles this week.

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The cast of the Disney Channel's "Freaky Friday" attended the New York premiere at The Beacon Theatre in NYC on Monday night.

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Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson were spotted returning to their hotel after a date night in New York City on Wednesday.

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Katie Holmes was spotted chatting on her cell phone while walking around NYC on Sunday.

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Mila Kunis was spotted stepping out for a promotional appearance in Midtown on Tuesday.

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Wendy Williams was spotted doing promo in Philadelphia on Thursday while rocking a green leopard print dress.

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Ryan Seacrest posted with some fans in New York City on Wednesday.

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Chloe Grace Moretz stepped out in New York City on Monday night for her appearance on "Watch What Happens Live!"

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Pete Wentz was borderline unrecognizable while grabbing food in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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Jennifer Simpson showed off her over-the-knee boots while leaving her hotel in New York City on Wednesday.

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Lena Dunham was spotted out and about in SoHo on Thursday.

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Model Emily Ratajkowski rocked a simple grey mini dress while taking a stroll in NYC on Wednesday.

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Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble grabbed dinner together at celebrity hot-spot Craig's in West Hollywood.

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Sailor Brinkley was spotted in NYC on Friday.

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Hayden Panettiere took a spin in a cute floral dress while out and about in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

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Chloe Grace Moretz rocked a chic red mini dress while she flashed a peace sign for paparazzi on Thursday during her promotional tour.

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Bieber told Vogue in the aforementioned interview that the first months of his marriage to Hailey Baldwin were "very hard". He also discussed his previous struggles with depression and drug use.

"I got really depressed on tour," he explained of the Purpose tour in 2017, the last 14 shows of which were cancelled. "I haven't talked about this, and I'm still processing so much stuff that I haven't talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time."

"Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark," he said, adding that, during this time, "security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing."

Followed reporting of Bieber's treatment for depression, ET learned that his wife Hailey was a big advocate for him seeking professional help.

"One of the reasons Hailey knew he needed more help was his sleep patterns," a source shared. "He's been sleeping far more than usual, and struggles to get out of bed until very late into the morning or early afternoon."

- This article first appeared on ET Online

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