Scooter Braun Once Feared Justin Bieber Would Overdose: ‘I Thought He Was Going to Die’
Though Justin Bieber has since reigned in his once-wild antics, there was a time when his manager, Scooter Braun, feared for his life almost every day.
"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," he said during an appearance on Van Lathan's The Red Pill Podcast. "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."
Braun's comments come after a string of overdoses involving Bieber's peers. Demi Lovato was hospitalized after a reported overdose in late July, and Mac Miller died on Friday (Sept. 7) after an apparent overdose at the age of 26. (His official cause of death is pending toxicology results, which are expected to be returned in four to six weeks).
Bieber, meanwhile, went through a series of incidents around 2014. In January of that year, he was charged for a DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired license while drag racing a Lamborghini in Miami; a toxicology reported allegedly showed pot and pills in his system. A few months later, Bieber also allegedly assaulted a limousine driver and was charged with misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at a neighbor's house.
Fortunately, he seems to have mellowed out in recent years.