Settle down, girls – Justin Bieber‘s fine. Those bloodied cuts and bruises are just the work of a makeup artist, and not anyone’s fist (or fingernails.)
For the 10th anniversary edition of Complex Magazine, the 18-year-old heartthrob is photographed punching it out in a boxing ring and then being tended to by a bikini-clad model. I’m sure many Beliebers would have volunteered to comfort poor Justin.
Inside, the popstar opens up about a list of things, among them his relationship with Selena Gomez and the difficulty in being a couple in the public eye.
“There’s no way to hide the relationship completely, because then it would be unfair to us,” he says. “It’s like, ‘You take this car, and I’ll take this car, and then we’ll meet up at the spot. Then, you go in this door, I’ll go in this door. We’ll end up crossing ways. You get back in this car.
“We’ll cross over, do a James Bond. You go through the kitchen. I’ll go through the back area. Then we’ll meet in the dressing room and see each other.’ At that point, it’s not even a relationship. You’re just hiding from everyone. That’s unfair and unhealthy, man.”
Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video of Justin’s Complex shoot. Don’t be squeamish.