Bieber Taking Month-Long Sabbatical To ‘Grow Up’
First Published: July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Even The Biebs needs a break!
Justin Bieber is taking a month off to relax with friends and reflect on his monumental success.
“I’ve been working so hard, I’m taking a month off,” Justin told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview posted on the trade mag’s website on Wednesday. “It’s been great to just think and enjoy hanging out with my friends.”
At just 17 years old, the chart-topping singer/songwriter has spent the last three years in the spotlight, leaving the young heartthrob with little time for introspection.
“I’m still growing up, and when you’re working every day, you don’t really get a chance to figure out who you are,” he explained. “So with the time off, I’m able to think, pray and just kind of grow up.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Justin got the fun started on Saturday night when he and girlfriend Selena Gomez crashed a wedding in Malibu, Calif.
The “One Less Lonely Girl” singer heard one of his songs playing at a nearby venue, and decided to check out the party firsthand, thrilling reception guests.
“WEDDING CRASHERS last night! Hahaha,” he Tweeted on Sunday. “too funny. crazy story.”
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