Justin Bieber 'Not in the Happiest Place' After Split From Selena Gomez
The 18-year-old singer tells Billboard he's still dealing with heartbreak from their fallout.
Break-ups are never easy, even when you're an uber-famous celebrity.
"I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been," Bieber, 18, told Billboard magazine in an exclusive cover story. "I'm trying to get through what I'm going through. Like I said, I have my really close friends to cheer me up and keep me going."
Since the split, Bieber says he's making sure to avoid reading about it on the Internet.
"There's so many rumors,"he said. "People say I call Selena every day and she won't pick up the phone or I'm chasing her down, and these are all fake stories."
"I don't go on blogs or anything like that. I hear things. People tell me if something happens on the Internet. It gets back to me, definitely," he added.
Bieber, 18, also chalks up the entire experience to growing pains.
"When you are 18, you're going through that transition. You have a high school girlfriend, you might not. Going to college. Figuring yourself out, leaving home."
Bieber recently wrote a new song called Nothing Like Us, which he tells Billboard is about his breakup from Gomez.
The song is one of three brand-new songs featured on his new CD, Believe Acoustic, out Tuesday.
To read Billboard's full interview with Bieber, click here.