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Braun was moved to shared this information in a candid interview with Van Lathan on The Red Pill podcast. He explained how much the Canadian singer’s arrests, DUI’s, and other bad behavior in previous years troubled him.
“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 gonna lose him. That was the time when I was telling him he’s not allowed to work,” Braun revealed. “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. We weren’t making any money, it wasn’t like I was trying to take advantage. I didn’t want him to work, I wanted him to get healthy.”
Braun emphasized that Bieber's actions worried him more than those of a typical reckless young adult, so much so he attended Al-Anon meetings to try and help his artist. “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 said.
He expressed similar sentiment to Complex back in 2017. “There were points where I didn’t know if in the morning he was gonna be there. And I was petrified, and I was doing everything I could,” he said at the time.
Eventually, Bieber decided on his own to turn his life around. He’s now healthy and engaged to model Hailey Baldwin. “I think that he made a conscious choice for himself to 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 this person anymore,’” Braun explained. “And he made the decision to change, and actually put that into action, and the result is who he’s become today, and that is the result of his own decision, no one else’s.”