It is no longer news that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles unexpectedly pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics All-Around Individual Final to “focus on her mental health,” since she made this decision, she has been getting a lot of supporting messages from all work of life.
The 24-year-old American gymnast, who already has over 25 medals exited the competition and drew a global response.
It is now pop star Justin Bieber, showing his support for her by sharing scripture.
Biles completed just one vault before telling her teammates she wouldn’t be competing alongside them for the remainder of the games. Although her decision was met with mixed responses as some wanted the American athlete to carry on while others applauded her exit.
Showing his support for her decision, Bieber penned a heartfelt message to Biles on Instagram.
“Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw,” the “Holy” singer wrote in support of Biles.
“It’s as simple as- what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul,” he added, quoting Mark 8:36. “Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s. When what you normally love starts to steal your joy it’s important we take a step back to evaluate why.”
“People thought I was crazy for not finishing the purpose tour but it was the best thing I could have done for my mental health!! So proud of you @simonebiles,” Bieber added.
It could be recalled that the Canadian star made headlines in 2017 when he canceled the remaining dates for his Purpose tour to focus on his well-being. Since then, Bieber has become an outspoken Christian and actively shares his faith on social media.