Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s voice is changing as he goes through puberty and it could ruin his career. He’s reported to be working with a voice coach, but can no longer hit the high notes. Is his career in jeopardy?
While his trademark fringe haircut has remained the same, Bieber, 16, confesses his voice is changing, as he goes through a growth spurt.
“I’m not like some super human whose voice doesn’t go through puberty,” Justin told reporters at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. “Everyone goes through puberty.”
Bieber’s training with his vocal coach, Jan Smith in Atlanta, to work through any issues stemming from his changing voice.
“He’s gone from a Michael Jackson high to more of a dark-mocha tone,” Smith tells USAToday.
She adds: “In some ways, Justin is just a normal kid going through puberty: He doesn’t want to study (Bieber travels with a tutor and does three hours a day of schoolwork), he likes girls (he was recently crushing on Kim Kardashian) and loves to watch movies.”
However, Bieber is also more grown-up in a lot of ways because he’s a professional entertainer, she says.
“He’s very mature around adults, and we are all here to make sure that he’s not harmed by an industry that is known to eat up young kids and spit them out,” says Smith.
Still, Bieber has the some of the same concerns other teenage boys his age have.
“Thanks to the music industry, I’m going to be really short,” jokes the 5′6″ singer, referring to his around-the-clock performing and travel schedule that cut into his sleep time. “[I’m working] in the middle of my growth spurt.”
To keep from going crazy, Bieber takes off one day a week to relax and hang out with friends.
“We try to take off at least one day a week for me to be a regular kid, go play basketball, hang out with my friends and, you know, just do what I like to do,” he says. “Sometimes for that day I just sleep all day because the six days before I’m exhausted.”
In addition to basketball, Justin also enjoys hockey, bowling, going to the beach and playing football.
Despite his incredible rags-to-riches story, Bieber remains fairly centered.
“I come from a small town of 30,000 people, and I never thought I’d do anything other than maybe take over my dad’s construction business,” he says. “In that sense, my story is something I can share with others to say anything is possible.”
Thanks to his busy career, Justin has little time for romance.
“Right now, there’s no one, I’m single,” he confesses. “Maybe I’ll get a girlfriend soon, but it’s hard because I travel so much.”IMPROPER