Justin Bieber Gets Candid About Past Drug Abuse: “My security would come into my room at night to check my pulse. People don’t know how serious it got. . . .”

In the latest episode of Justin Bieber’s YouTube Series he opens up about his past drug abuse revealing that he first smoked weed when he was 12 or 13, and eventually became “really dependent” on it.

Justin also says, quote, “There was a time when I was sipping lean, popping pills, doing Molly, shrooms, everything.”

“I was waking up in the morning and the first thing I was doing was popping pills and smoking a blunt and starting my day.”

He explained:

“It was just an escape for me. I was young – like everybody in the industry and people in the world who experiment .. [I did] normal, ‘growing-up’ things. But, my experience was in front of cameras, and I had a different level of exposure. I had a lot of money and a lot of things, so then you have all these people around me hanging on and wanting stuff from me, knowing I was living this lifestyle that they also wanted to live.”

And talked about what made him embrace sobriety.

“I decided to stop because [because] I was like, dying. My security was coming into the room at night to check my pulse. People don’t know how serious it got. It was legit crazy-scary. I was waking up in the morning, and the first thing I was doing was popping pills and smoking a blunt and starting my day. It just got scary.”

Justin also had another incentive to get sober, his wife Hailey.  She appears along with Justin in the episode and said that she wouldn’t get involved with him “until he chose to get sober.”

(There’s UNCENSORED profanity in the episode.)