“To be fair, we had each other and I don’t think people realise the power of that,” Niall said to Glamour about being part of One Direction.
“You see solo stars — I watched Justin Bieber’s new docuseries and he’s a guy I know quite well and you can see how it affected him,” Niall continued. “People didn’t realise the pressure he was under. I can relate to that 100 percent.”
“We were always lucky that we had each other,” Niall added. “He had his manager and his security guy. We had our manager and our security team, but we also had each other to share the experience with. I always felt sorry for Justin in that respect.”
“We came from simple backgrounds and I think we had that in common which helped,” Niall said. “When it was all going on around us we were just kind of in our little bubble, chatting about how crazy it is. We couldn’t believe where we were all the time, we never really saw ourselves as these big celebrities that was more of an outsider looking in type thing. We were just in this little fishbowl having a great time. All the madness was going on around us.”
While we all know that Justin has been through a lot, he's come out on the other side stronger and happier than ever (so it seems).
The star has not only got married to Hailey Bieber, but he's identified the reason why he has been feeling so off for many years. He has Lyme disease! Now that he's been diagnosed correctly, he can get on the right medication, and stay back on track with his life.
Lyme disease is an illness that is caused by bacteria being transmitted to humans from a tick bite.
Justin addressed his health issue on Instagram in January.
"While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like shit, on meth etc. they failed to realize I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health," Justin wrote.
"These things will be explained further in a docu-series I'm putting on YouTube shortly," he continued.
"You can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!! It's been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP."