Justin Bieber's asking God for help and reading his Bible Pal's verdict as singer rants at photographer Justin Bieber has been turning to God as he flies off the rails in London, his mentor revealed last night.
The under-pressure star, 19, yesterday capped a nightmare week by raging at a photographer outside his London hotel.
Bieber, adored by millions of young fans, screamed: “I’ll beat the f*** out of you,” The Sun reported.
Onlookers said he was out of control and preacher Judah Smith revealed the Canadian has sought divine help in what is the darkest time of his career.
Judah, 34, also told how he has been sending his pal Bible excerpts from his base in Seattle, US, to calm him down.
He said: “He feels under pressure. Every eyeball is on your life. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. “This is the first challenge he’s had in life, but it won’t be the last.
“I give Justin encouragement. Take time to say to God, ‘I’m over my head here. I need your help’. “He has coping methods like turning and talking to God and practising the ancient scriptures.
“We exchange scriptures every day. Justin asks, ‘God if you’re there, I need help. I don’t know what decision to make’.”
The pair met three years ago through the singer’s deeply religious mum Pattie Mallette — a leading anti-abortion campaigner in the US.
Just a few days ago, Bieber praised his mentor on Twitter. He wrote: “Love to my big bro Judah. I love u man u inspire me. When u have a moment of weakness ask god to be with you and bring his peace. I know for a fact it helps.”
However, Bieber’s week in the UK has been a disaster. He arrived two hours late for a gig at London’s O2 on Monday before being rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties two nights later.
Since his split from girlfriend Selena Gomez, 20, Bieber’s lifestyle has rung alarm bells. He was photographed smoking weed at a party in LA and has befriended rap badboys such as Lil Wayne, who went to prison in 2010 on gun charges.
But Judah insists his pal, who shot to fame in 2009 aged just 15, is not in “meltdown”.
He said: “What he does is a pretty big job, especially at such a young age. You’re going to make mistakes.”
Bieber has more than 35million followers on Twitter who hang on his every word — but Judah insists he can still feel desperately lonely.
He said: “The celebrities I love and am walking through life with are some of the most isolated and alone people in the world. “Social media makes me wonder if this leads to more loneliness. You think you’re interacting with the world — but in fact you’re on your own sitting by a computer screen.” POP idol Justin Bieber had a bust-up with a photographer before his gig last night — screaming: “I’ll f***ing beat the f*** out of you.”
The seething teenager was leaving his London hotel flanked by bodyguards when he bumped into snappers on the way to his car.
Justin, 19, then flew off the handle after one photographer told him: “Watch it Jus — that’s assault.” He tried to take a swing at him and grab his camera while howling: “What the f*** did you say?”
After another onlooker told him to “f*** off back to America”, the Canadian fumed: “What the f*** you say? What d’you say? I’ll f***ing beat the f*** out of you, man!”
Minders then advised him to “use your head” before bundling him into his tinted black motor. The singer, preparing for last night’s gig at London’s O2, later tweeted: “Ahhhhh! Rough morning.
“Trying to feel better for this show tonight but let the paps get the best of me. “Not gonna let them get the best of me again. Gonna get focused on this show tonight. Adrenaline is high now.
“Gonna put it on the stage. Only way someone can break u is if u let them.”
The scrap was yet another blow for the star during his controversial stay in the UK. He dubbed his 19th birthday last Friday — when he was refused entry to a London nightclub — as his “worst”.
After his late show at the O2 gig, he appeared to faint on stage during Thursday night’s concert and was whisked off to hospital for tests.
It also emerged yesterday that bare-chested Bieber had a bizarre rant at his entourage in the gym — accusing them of ordering the “wrong type of motorbikes”.
BBC radio star Simon Mayo, who witnessed Tuesday’s outburst, said: “He was shouting, ‘I told you to get these motorbikes and you got the wrong type of motorbikes’. He sounded like a parent while being 5ft and talking to these grown-ups.”