“Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s,” he wrote.
On Instagram on Wednesday, Bieber posted a photo of Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time, and explained why he is so strongly linked to her situation.
“No one will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to step down. It’s that simple – what does it mean to win the whole world but lose your soul, ”Bieber wrote.
“Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s. When what you normally love starts to steal your joy, it’s important that we take a step back to assess why,” he continued. “People thought I was crazy that I didn’t finish the tour but it was the best thing I could have done for my sanity !! So proud of you @simonebiles.”
In 2017, Bieber, 27, canceled his Purpose World Tour and wrote on social media at the time: “Me, I’m taking this time right now, I’m the one saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE. . I want my career to be sustainable, but I want my mind, heart and soul to be lasting. So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I want to be and the father I want to be. “
Earlier this week, Biles also pulled out of the US Olympic team final, saying, “I don’t trust myself anymore. I need to focus on my sanity.”
“We need to protect our mind and body rather than going out there and doing what the world wants us to do,” she added.