London: Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun says people know only a little part of the public fall from grace the pop star saw in the past.
The 21-year-old "Baby" hitmaker took a hiatus from his music career in his late teens and developed a reputation as a bad boy after a number of legal issues and run-ins with police, including an arrest for driving under the influence in Florida in January, 2014 - the same month he was accused of vandalising his former neighbour's Calabasas, California home.
He subsequently vowed to become a better person and launched a successful chart comeback this autumn, and now his manager has opened up about Bieber's troubled
times in a new interview, reported Contactmusic.
"The outsiders don't really know what was happening. It was far worse than people realise. 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. I'm really, really happy that's over," he said. Braun also said he was once so concerned about his pop protege's unruly behaviour, he put a stop to Bieber's plans to hit the road to promote his compilation album Journals.
"I was not going to let him work. "He wanted to tour, and I honestly at that time felt, if he toured, he could die."