Fortunately, Justin Bieber is a very different person today than he used to be a few years back, when, manager Scooter Braun says, the singer would worry him every day. Braun was on Van Lathan’s The Red Pill Podcast, and while there, he opened up about how terrified he used to be that Justin would die.
‘There was a time when I’d go to sleep nearly every night—when he had the money to fly away from me—and was worried that I was going to lose him,’ he shared.
The star manager went on to explain that ‘I thought that he was going to die. I thought that he was going to go to sleep one night and he’d have so much crap in his system that he wouldn’t wake up the next morning.’
Most likely, he is talking about back in 2014 when Bieber was pretty problematic and out of control.
At the time, the pop star was involved in a number of negative incidents, including a DUI drag racing a Lamborghini and getting arrested for it.
At the time, Bieber, who is now getting ready to tie the knot with Hailey Baldwin was just 19 years old.
Just a few days after the DUI scandal, the police suspected that he threw eggs at a neighbor’s house causing $20,000 in damage to the property. The authorities raided his home.
Also around that time, one insider shared with E! News that some close pals had been ‘encouraging him to go to rehab for a while. He won’t listen to his team.’
As for Braun, this is not the first time he talks about Justin’s dark times.
During an interview for the Wall Street Journal last year, the manager stated that ‘I failed him day after day. We were in hell because he was in such a dark place.’
Apparently, because of substance abuse, Braun insisted Bieber would take a break from his singing career.
‘He used to scream at me, and wanted to put music out, he wanted to tour, but I thought that if he did that, he’d die. So, I just refused,’ he told Lathan.
‘I made a promise to him when he was 13 that I would never give up on him. I plan on keeping that promise,’ Braun added for the Journal.
But in the end, getting clean was Justin’s decision.
‘I think he made a conscious choice for himself to change; I think for a year and a half I failed miserably at trying to help him, because for a year and a half he did not change…It wasn’t until one day he woke up and said, ‘I do not want to be that person anymore.’’