LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Manager Scooter Braun recently opened up on the Red Pill Podcast, saying there was a time when he thought client Justin Bieber would die in his sleep from on overdose.
“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,” Braun said. “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.”
Bieber had his share of troubles in and around 2014. He was charged and pleaded not guilty to a DUI, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired license. That same month he surrendered to Canadian police after allegedly assaulting a limo driver. In July 2014 he was ordered to serve two years of probation after being charged with misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house in Calabasas, Calif., resulting in $80,000 payment for damages and 40 hours of community service. He was arrested yet again the following month for an accident involving an ATV and a minivan that resulted in a physical altercation.
Braun said he didn’t allow Bieber to tour during this time, saying, “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 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.
“I think he made a conscious choice for himself to change,” Braun said. “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.'”