Scooter Braun Says He Once Seriously Feared Justin Bieber Would Die

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Justin Bieber is in a really good place in his life right now, but that wasn’t always the case. The “No Brainer” crooner went from being everyone’s favorite young star to one of the most hated because he CONTINUOUSLY did stupid things, including peeing in a bucket, getting arrested for a DUI and egging a neighbor’s house, just to name a few. He went through a definite rough patch several years ago, which we were all SO glad to see him come out of. Perhaps no one was happier, however, than longtime manager Scooter Braun.

The 37-year-old entrepreneur has known JB since he was simply a Canadian teenager covering songs on YouTube and was genuinely concerned by his reckless behavior. Scooter was a guest on Van Lathan’s Red Pill Podcast and admitted that he once feared Justin would die from having “so much crap in his system.”

“There was a time where 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 gonna lose him,” he says. “And that was the time I was telling him he’s not allowed to work.”

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The Biebs would “yell and scream” at Scooter because he wanted to tour and make music, but Scooter refused because he thought he was going to die.

“I didn’t want him to work because I wanted him to get healthy,” he explains.

The man, who also manages Ariana Grande, says he feels like he “failed miserably trying to help” Justin for a year and a half, despite his best efforts.

“I thought he was going to die. I thought he was gonna go to sleep one night and have so much crap in his system that he would not wake up the next morning. And I was trying to monitor him from a distance. I would fly after him at times — all kinds of different stuff,” he admits.

The 24-year-old is, according to SB, ultimately the one who woke up one morning and said, “I don’t want to be this person anymore.”

“The result is who he’s become today and and that is a result of his own decision, no one else’s.”