In an emotional social media statement, Hailey Bieber shared that she has experienced some of the “saddest” and “toughest moments” of her adult life in 2023. In a heartfelt Instagram story uploaded on April 20, Bieber spoke of feeling “fragile” emotionally. And encouraged millions of his followers to be kind to each other.
“I like to make jokes about how I feel because sometimes it’s easier to admit that I’m having a hard time,” she wrote. “I know a lot of other people feel the way I feel, so just know you’re not alone.”
In a second Instagram story, Bieber concluded: “That being said, let’s be there for each other. Let’s be there for loved ones and friends and family and strangers. Let’s just be there for people… when times are tough.” May we also keep working for each other. We are better together.”
The statement comes amid the model’s alleged drama involving Selena Gomez, which began earlier in 2023 when speculation of a feud between the pair ran rampant on TikTok and Twitter.
In March, Gomez took to social media to call out fans harassing Bieber online, writing: “Hailey Bieber reached out to me and told me she’s been getting death threats and such hateful negativity. It’s not her That’s what I stand for. No one should have to experience hate or bullying. I’ve always advocated for kindness and really wish for all of this to stop.
Meanwhile, Bieber’s Instagram message also comes just weeks after he marked the one-year anniversary of his “life-changing” mini-stroke.
“Can’t believe it’s been 1 year since I suffered the mini-stroke that led to my PFO diagnosis,” Bieber wrote in a March 10 Instagram Story. “Given that it marks 1 year since such a life-changing event, I wanted to share all I learned about PFO and share resources to donate.”