On Thursday (March 14), Justin Bieber took to Instagram to share something with his fans. No, he wasn't on the social-networking site to post a new shirtless shot of himself; instead, the 19-year-old pop star posted a lengthy missive in which he reacted to "countless lies," including reports that his family is concerned about his welfare.

Since the pop star posted the statement to his official Instagram, his devotees have responded with numerous comments of support for the teen star. In fact, since it hit the site around lunchtime, more than 40,000 comments have been posted (as of press time). And, as you might imagine, most have been from fans pledging their allegiance to Justin Bieber.

"We will always be ur Beliebers through anything!" millyoveryowen wrote. "And we will always believe in u! U've got so far to come because u are just getting started and we will always be here every step of the way no matter what rumours come next! I LOVE YOU."

Alexandraleanne21 added, "I love you Justin so much, always have always will. You are beyond amazing. stay strong. Your Beliebers will always be by your side, through [thick] and thin. I will forever believe in you. Thank you for everything you have done."

In fact, his fans seem aware of the ups and downs Bieber has faced and may potentially face in the future, but they plan to be by his side regardless. Eycam commented, " 'I'm human. I'm gonna make mistakes.' J, it's brilliant, u're right. I believe in u, thanks 4 all your creations."

Mariaaah_xoxo added, "It's okay Justin, you don't have to worry. We understand you make mistakes. Everyone does. But I'm sorry all this is happening. We have so many judgmental people in this world. But don't let them get to you. You have us Beliebers."

"You've come a long way and you have a longer way to go," priyankalove wrote. "Just keep your head high @justinbieber and nothing can bring you down."

Pipadias98 had more words of support for Bieber. "They shouldn't speak without knowing what they are saying! They don't imagine how hard you have been working just to be happy ... You can always count on us (#beliebers), we will never let you down."

Jesslove3bI added, "Understand and btw I don't even read what the press say, I only get the truth about your life from you so I believe @justinbieber."

The positive messages continue on and on, with evaschermerhorn writing, "It is the journey to become beyond success!! No matter how many obstacles u got, I hope u will stay strong. We, Beliebers will always support u justin. we love u."

In the end, Bieber's message left fans elated that he spoke up for himself. Twerk4bieber__ shared, "I'm crying right now w/ a smile on my face. I'm so proud of u justin and I love you too!"

Do you have any messages for Justin after his Instagram post? Let us know in the comments!