Scooter Braun Feared Justin Bieber Would Die?

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Things just got real. Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun feared the pop star would die if he continued to let him work?

We all know Bieber had a cray time in 2013 and early 2014, having a number of run ins with the law. You know, that arrest and all. And did we mention that infamous break-up of his with Selena Gomez?

The Biebs is trying to say sorry these days, and is now back on the right track. His new album kicks ass, but for a long time, Scooter couldn't see him returning to the stage ever again.

"I was not going to let him work," Scooter recently told the New York Times of the period shortly after Justin released his album, Journals.

"He wanted to tour, and I honestly at that time felt, if he toured, he could die. The outsiders don't really know what was happening. It was far worse than people realize, and when he is ready, he will tell what he was going through."

"But it's a hard thing to watch someone you care and genuinely love go through that," he added. "I'm really, really happy that's over."

Thankfully 2015 has been a baller year for the Biebs. He's had several number one singles and Purpose has sold more than one million copies.

Don't think Justin's comeback is all thanks to Scooter. The manager insists it was the singer who realized he had to sort himself out and make a change.

"I know people have seen the marketing and the A&R and everything we put together, and they're like, 'Wow, great job!' But I want to be really clear: I was trying to do that job for a year and a half, and I failed every single day," he said.

"It wasn't until something happened that it clicked for him. He made the conscious decision as a young man: 'I need to make a change in my own life.'"
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