Justin Bieber said he identifies with Amy Winehouse, the singer who tragically died from alcohol poisoning in 2011.
During an interview with a British magazine, Bieber said the media treats him the same way they treated her.
“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 said.
“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.”
Bieber insisted he’s just like everyone else. (VIDEO: Justin Bieber Pitches His Worst Fit Yet)
“I just want people to know I’m human. 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.” (RELATED: Justin Bieber Was Just Asked About His Religion — His Answer? Shocking.)