Justin Bieber's Manager Scooter Braun Once Feared For The Singer's Life

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Justin Bieber might be entering into a more stable living environment soon. The musician surprised everyone when he proposed to his girlfriend, model Hailey Baldwin, in the Bahamas earlier this summer. And recent reports suggest that Bieber's proposal wasn't done lightheartedly. He is apparently taking the prospect of marriage pretty seriously, even though a few people close to the artist worry he might be jumping the gun a little bit. But it seems like Bieber is finally starting to mature and enter a life filled with a little less chaos and gossip (hopefully). But, of course, it wasn't always like that for the popular pop artist.

As Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, recounts, there were certainly days where he found himself fraught with worry about his client. Not merely in the sense of whether Bieber's career would skyrocket or decline, but rather if Braun would wake up to discover the news that Bieber was deceased. It's certainly a troubling thought to conquer, especially about someone you are responsible for in a number of different ways. But it also goes to show you that Bieber has come a long way from his earlier days, and it sounds like Braun is certainly happier with Bieber now than he was with him before.

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. 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.

The confession was made during Scooter Braun's recent appearance on Van Lathan's podcast The Red Pill, which came out yesterday. As it was recounted by the manager, Braun found himself anxious about his famous and often controversial client around 2014, when the troubled artist was charged with a DUI. He also reportedly assaulted a limo driver, and then in another later incident was once again charged-- this time for reportedly throwing eggs at a neighbor's house.

During this difficult time, Braun made sure that his client didn't tour or go around the country (or perhaps the world) provoking dangerous behavior or self-harm. Rather, Braun wanted to get his client back to health, and he wanted to make sure that Justin Bieber was of stable health and of sound mind. Now, at the age of 24, it appears that Bieber is on the road to more stable living.

Hollywood can be a dangerous city, and it's not hard to find yourself caught up in the madness that is spawned by rapid-fire fame and excessive media attention. Thankfully, Justin Bieber seems to be doing better today these days, and we're hopeful for his future prospects, as Scooter Braun is too.

Will Ashton

Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.