Justin Bieber’s manager has revealed that he feared that the singer would die of an overdose.
Scooter Braun, 37, has made the claims in the wake of Mac Miller’s death, after he left a tribute to the star following his tragic passing at the age of 26.
As well as Justin, 24, Scooter also manages Mac’s ex girlfriend, singer Ariana Grande.
He has now spoken out about Justin’s troublesome time, which saw him arrested at the age of 19 for drag racing under the influence.
Scooter admits that he even stopped the megastar from touring because he was worried he would die from partying whilst on the road.
Speaking on a podcast, The Red Pill, Scooter 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.
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“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.
“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 has since been reformed, dedicating himself to religion and proposing to girlfriend Hailey Baldwin.
Scooter says that Justin made the decision himself to turn his life around after ignoring his manager’s urges for him to change.
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.”