Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun has admitted that he used to worry “every night” that the star would die from an overdose.
The 24-year-old pop star was involved in a string of negative incidents between 2013 and 2014, including arrests for assault, driving offences and vandalism.
Reflecting on that time, Justin’s long-time manager has confessed that he thought Justin was going to die.
Speaking on Van Lathan’s The Red Pill Podcast, he said, “There was a time when I would go to sleep almost every night – when he had the money to fly away from me – and I was worried every night that I was going to lose him.”
“I thought he was going to die. I thought he was going to sleep one night and that he would have so much crap in his system that he would not wake up the next morning.”
Eventually, Scooter convinced the singer to take a break from music and touring.
The 37-year-old explained, “He used to yell and scream at me, and he wanted to put music out, he wanted to tour, but I thought if he did that, he would die. So, I just refused.”
Justin, who is now engaged to model beauty Hailey Baldwin, has massively turned his life around since that time – and Scooter couldn’t be more proud of him.
He said, “I think he made a conscious choice for himself to change, I think for a year and a half I failed miserably trying to help him, because for year and a half he didn’t change … It wasn’t until one day he woke up and said, ‘Hey I need to talk to you, I don’t want to be that person anymore.'”
“[He’s an] extraordinary young man who’s been given an extraordinary life.
“And he used to complain, and he used to fight it and that’s when he got into a dark place, but when he accepted his responsibility and took a hard look at himself and not what everyone was doing, that’s when he owned it and he got healthy,” he added.