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Justin Bieber's manager says singer nearly quit music due to pressures of fame

Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has revealed that the singer nearly quit music after struggling to cope with fame.

Speaking to MTV News, Braun said that there was one point where a 15 or 16-year-old Bieber was about to throw in the towel.

He said that the pressures of fame and the masses of adoring fans made Bieber feel like a "spectacle". Braun said:

"There was a show in Orlando, it was a day where he had to make a decision if he was going to continue on or not, 'cause he was fighting. It had gotten to a point where kids were surrounding hotels, and you're talking about a kid who is 15, 16 years old, and he went and did a show to 20,000 people, sold out, but right before he went into the show, he was having a little bit of an attitude."

He continued: "And he does the show and he was fine, and he comes off and I go, 'What was that before the show?' And he just broke down, and he said, 'I can't do it anymore. I can't go outside. I can't go anywhere, I feel like a spectacle all the time', and he was really struggling with it. You got to remember he didn't want to be a star. I found him, and it happened."

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