A shirtless Justin Bieber graces the cover of the April issue of Men's Health magazine and in it he talks about everything from growing up too fast to why Ben Affleck is his man crush.

The truth is, Justin is nothing if not self-aware -- and that's a good thing. Rather than brush off his past run-ins with the law -- which might be pointless, considering how well documented they all are -- he recognizes them as experiences to learn from and grow. He said (all quotes via E! News), "This has really been a big year for me, as far as figuring stuff out. This is almost like a full 180 from how I was. Yesterday—a year from yesterday—I was in jail."

Justin goes to say that much of his past acting out comes from being forced to grow up in the spotlight. He said, "I had to grow up so quick. And it was almost like I grew up for the public but I didn't necessarily grow up. There were things I had to do, as far as the way I had to make relationships, and conversation, but as far as actually growing up, there were a lot of things I missed out on."

While Justin is ready to start fresh and continue growing as a person, he's not entirely ready to be an adult. He said, "There's a part of me that I don't ever want to grow up. I want to always remain...to have that sense of purity inside of me where I don't...I don't want to lose that sense of purity."

When asked what the biggest misconception people have about him is, Justin answered, "that I'm self-centered." And in a moment of levity, Justin named Ben Affleck as his current man crush, saying, "I think his vibe is cool."

You can check out the full interview when it hits newsstands on March 10!

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