Justin Bieber sent a message to support to Simone Biles after the gymnast pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics .
Biles sensationally pulled out after she appeared to suffer an injury in her opening vault and left the arena with her trainer.
She later announced she exited the competition to address her mental health
Now Justin has lent his support to the gymnastics Olympic champion.
He said: “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.
“It’s as simple as – what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul.
“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.”
Biles had posted a lengthy statement on Instagram prior to the team final – which the USA eventually lost to the Russian Olympic Committee – saying she felt she “had the weight of the world on her shoulders”.
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A statement from USA gymnastics read: “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health.
“Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals.
“Jade Carey, who had the ninth highest score in qualifications, will participate in her place in the all-around.
“We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”
Biles had been tipped to take home an unprecedented eight gold medals from Tokyo.
After her announcement Piers Morgan took to Twitter to voice his fury at the decorated gymnast’s decision to put her wellbeing first.
“Are ‘mental health issues’ now the go-to excuse for any poor performance in elite sport? What a joke,” he raged.
“Just admit you did badly, made mistakes, and will strive to do better next time. Kids need strong role models not this nonsense.
He also advised Biles to “go for gold” in the individual all-around final
.“You can either listen to snowflake Twitter, @Simone_Biles – or listen to me. You’re a great champion, & great champions get back on their feet when they get knocked down,” he wrote, alongside a picture of him posing with Simone on Good Morning Britain.
“So, re-engage in these Games, win Gold, & inspire with the power of resilience not resignation. Go for it.”