Justin Bieber's Manager: '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."
These days, Justin Bieber is making headlines for his recent engagement to model Hailey Baldwin, but it wasn't too long ago that his manager, Scooter Braun, feared for the singer's life.
Braun is best known for being manager to Bieber and Ariana Grande, and recently, he revealed just how dark things got with Bieber.
Speaking on The Red Pill Podcast, Braun 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."
"That was the time when I was telling him he’s not allowed to work," he continued. "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. We weren’t making any money, it wasn’t like I was trying to take advantage. I didn’t want him to work, I wanted him to get healthy.”
"I thought he was going to die," he stressed. "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. I was trying to monitor him from a distance, I would fly after him at times, all kinds of different stuff..."
Braun also revealed that during a highly publicised string of mishaps, mostly in 2014 -- which included a drag-racing DUI in Miami and an egging that cost him USD$80,000 -- Bieber's team were actively encouraging him to enter rehab.
"He won't listen to his team," Braun said.
As for Bieber's apparent turn around, Braun credited it to the singer making " 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..." Braun shared. "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'."
Braun went on to stress that the Bieber of today is "a result of [Bieber's] own decisions, no one else's," calling the newly-engaged star an "extraordinary young man who's been given an extraordinary life."
Looking back on his evolution, Braun continued: "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."
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