Justin Bieber spoke candidly Saturday about his DUI arrest in 2014, telling fans how much he has evolved since then.
“7 years ago today I was arrested, not my finest hour,” the 26-year-old pop star began on Instagram, posting a photo of himself in handcuffs.
“Not proud of where I was at in my life. I was hurting, unhappy, confused, angry, mislead, misunderstood and angry at god.. I also wore too much leather for someone in Miami,” Bieber continued.
In January 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami after allegedly racing a yellow Lamborghini under the influence. In August of that year, Bieber agreed to plead to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. The “Lonely” crooner also agreed to take an anger management course and make a $50,000 charitable donation.
Bieber added Saturday that he has leaned on faith amid challenging times.
“All this to say God has brought me a long way. From then til now I do realize something.. God was as close to me then as he is right now,” Bieber wrote.
“My encouragement to you is to ‘let your past be a reminder of how far god has brought you. Don’t allow shame to ruin your ‘today’ let the forgiveness of Jesus take over and watch your life blossom into all that God has designed you to be. LOVE YOU GUYS WITH MY WHOLE HEART,” the singer continued.
In response to the heartfelt message, Bieber received a slew of well-wishes from famous friends.
“We live and learn 💯,” Tom Brady commented.
“Proud of you,” Scooter Braun replied.
Bieber’s wife, Hailey Baldwin, also “liked” the singer’s post.