Justin Bieber's mother, Pattie Mallette, urged people to pray for her 19-year-old son when expressing concern over his welfare.
Justin Bieber's mother has urged people to pray for her son.
Pattie Mallette - who has strong religious beliefs - has expressed concern for her 19-year-old son following his alleged use of recreational drugs and behavioural issues, but insists fame is to blame for his wild antics.
She said: ''I think so many people go into the entertainment industry with amazing Christian roots and they go in with the right morals and they get influenced somehow.
''I ask that people keep me and Justin in their minds. I pray for him every day.''
However Pattie - who gave birth to Justin when she was just 17 - empathizes with her son's wild behaviour having struggled with drug addiction, and believes the 'Boyfriend' hitmaker shouldn't be criticised for his wild partying and run-ins with the law.
According to The Sun newspaper, Pattie said during a night out in Houston, Texas: ''I started self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.
''Everything sort of came to a head by the time I was 17, when I tried to commit suicide.
''People pressured me to have an abortion. But I had a very strong feeling that I was doing the right thing. It was the best decision of my life.
''I pray that what happened to me will happen for everyone, for people that are struggling with pain, depression and hopelessness.
''If Justin's struggling, don't kick him when he's down or condemn him - pray for him.''
Meanwhile, Justin - who reportedly spent $75,000 at a strip club over the weekend - had his home in Calabasas, California, searched by police last week after he was accused of a vicious egg attack on his neighbour.