With her son seemingly heading down a path of self-destruction, Pattie Mallette has one thing to ask of Justin Bieber fans around the world.
"I ask that people keep me and Justin in their minds," the singer's mother tells The Sun. "I pray for him everyday."
Mallette battled substance abuse early in lif and is now watching as some insiders say Bieber should also be in rehab, citing his prominent use of marijuana and sizzurp.
"I think so many people go into the entertainment industry with amazing Christian roots and they get influenced somehow," Mallette says, blaming those in Justin's inner circle for his turmoil.
Mallette did not name names, but it says a lot when Bieber's closest pal, Lil Za, just got arrested for cocaine possession.
"f Justin's struggling, don't kick him when he's down or condemn him," Pattie tells her son's fans and critics. "Pray for him."
We're certainly rooting for the Biebs to turn things around. As you can see below, this isn't the first time he's faced adversity: