Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun says he feared singer would die in his sleep

Scooter Braun was incredibly worried about Justin Bieber a few years back.  

Bieber’s longtime manager spoke to Van Lathan on The Red Pill Podcast about the tumultuous time in the “Sorry” singer’s life. 

"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," Braun, 37, confesses on the 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."

These fears stemmed from a series of incidents in 2014. In January, Bieber was charged and pleaded not guilty a DUI, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired license following suspicions of being involved in a street race in Miami, Florida. That same month, Bieber surrendered to Canadian police after allegedly assaulting a limousine driver. 

In July of that year, Bieber was also ordered to serve two years of probation after he was charged with misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at his Calabasas, California, neighbor's house seven months prior. He had to pay $80,000 in damages and do 40 hours of community service.

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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Justin Bieber poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Justin Bieber poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Justin Bieber poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Justin Bieber poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Justin Bieber poses at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Justin Bieber poses at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Justin Bieber accepts the award for 'Best Male Artist,' onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: (clockwise from bottom L) Singer Meghan Trainor, rapper Big Sean, recording artist Diplo, singer Justin Bieber and manager Scooter Braun attend the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Justin Bieber attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Justin Bieber performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, AND TRUTV from The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
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The next month, Bieber was arrested again, this time when an accident involving an ATV and a minivan turned into a physical altercation between the driver of the ATV and an occupant in the minivan. Bieber, who was with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez at the time, was charged with two counts of criminal code offenses, dangerous driving and assault. 

Throughout all of this, Braun stuck by Bieber and refused to allow him to tour, waiting for the “Sorry” singer to get back on track.

“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," Braun says. "...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."

Braun continues, “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.'"

A few years later, Braun couldn’t be more proud of the “extraordinary young man” that Bieber has become. At age 24, the pop star is now on the straight and narrow, according to his manager, and currently engaged to 21-year-old model Hailey Baldwin. All of this, Braun says, was “a result of [Bieber’s] own decisions, no one else’s.” 

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James and Justin Bieber are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James and Justin Bieber are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James and Justin Bieber are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James and Justin Bieber are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James and Justin Bieber are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James and Justin Bieber are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James attends the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
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Bieber and Baldwin made their engagement official in July and Braun showed his support by posting to Instagram a photo of the couple. "These two are so in love and it makes [my wife, Yael Cohen,] and I so happy," he wrote. "Congrats Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber."

A source recently told ET that “Justin has always been in love with Hailey and is looking forward to being married."  

"Justin has been in the spotlight for a long time, and his childhood was accelerated. After years of ups and downs Justin took some time to evaluate everything in his life, took time off his tour [and] music and got to enjoy a more simple life," the source said. "With that time Justin knew he wanted to spend his time with Hailey and have a future with her."

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Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen on the streets of Brooklyn on September 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber seen on the streets of Midtown Manhattan on August 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin visit Frankel's Delicatessen in Brooklyn on July 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber seen on the streets of Midtown Manhattan on August 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin (L) visit Frankel's Delicatessen in Brooklyn on July 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Justin Bieber (L) and Hailey Baldwin are seen arriving at the Hillsong Church in Midtown on July 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Justin Bieber (L) and Hailey Baldwin are seen arriving at the Hillsong Church in Midtown on July 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Justin Bieber (L) and Hailey Baldwin are seen arriving at the Hillsong Church in Midtown on July 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen on the streets of Brooklyn on September 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber seen on the streets of Manhattan on July 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen heading to dinner in Dumbo on July 12, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen in Brooklyn on July 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber are seen in Los Angeles on April 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin out and about in Dumbo on July 5, 2018. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 05: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on July 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin out and about in Dumbo on July 5, 2018. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen with a very public embrace during a walk in London's Hyde Park on September 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen with a very public embrace during a walk in London's Hyde Park on September 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 17: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen at St James park on September 17, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Eagle Lee / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read PALACE LEE / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin go to Starbucks on September 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin go to Starbucks on September 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen on the streets of Brooklyn on September 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen on the streets of Brooklyn on September 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on the street attending John Elliott during New York Fashion Week SS19 on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on August 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen walking on August 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen out and about in Manhattan on August 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber visit Cutler hair salon in SoHo on August 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Hailey Baldwin helps Justin Bieber with his haircut at Cutler Salon on August 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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