Many cultural and sports personalities have publicly expressed their support for Simone Biles after announcing his withdrawal from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to anxiety problems. One of them has been the singer Justin Bieber, who has dedicated a few words to the gymnast through his Instagram profile.
In these 2020 Olympic Games all the gymnastics spotlights were on Simone Biles, considered one of the best of all time for his records and perfect executions. However, his withdrawal to take care of his mental health has reopened the debate on this issue in elite athletes.
Biles herself thanked all the messages of support received since he announced his decision. “The torrent of love and support that I have received has made me realize that I am more than my results and my gymnastics, which I never really believed before,” he posted.
Among those messages has been that of the Canadian singer Justin Bieber, who stopped the successful tour of ‘Purpose’ to take a break and focus on his private and artistic life after experiencing a similar situation.
Justin Bieber’s message
Justin Bieber’s message has been highly applauded on the networks as he has been sincere and has shared his own experience to support Biles. “No one will ever understand the pressures you face! He begins by saying in the post.”
“I know we do not know each other but I am very proud of the decision to retire. It is as simple as: What does it mean to win the whole world but lose your soul?”, Explained the Canadian singer. In addition, he has continued with a sincere reflection on the preparation process that during 5 years The gymnast has faced to bequeath the Olympic event: “Sometimes our ‘no’s’ are more powerful than our ‘yeses’. When what you normally love begins to steal your joy, it is important that we take a step back to assess why“.
To finish Bieber also wanted to share his experience with the tour that stopped despite its success and sharing that his decision was not understood by many either. “People thought she was crazy not to finish the ‘Purpose’ tour, But it was the best thing I could have done for my sanity! Very proud of you. “
The message, which has been accompanied by a photo of the American gymnast, has already received more than 3 million ‘likes’ and more than 20,000 comments.