August 20, 2013 05:02 AM by Lisa Princ
Justin Bieber just can’t seem to keep himself out of the limelight these days, as the young singer always seems to be getting in some sort of trouble. One person who knows exactly what that is like is former teen heart throb, Leif Garrett, who also struggled with fame and fortune at a young age. Now, the 51-year-old Celebrity Rehab alum has some advice and a warning for the Punk’d star!
If there is anyone who knows exactly what Justin Bieber is going through, it is 1970′s teen heart throb, Leif Garrett – well, sort of. While Garrett may not have had the same success as Bieber, he admits that he did struggle with fame and fortune, which ultimately led him to drugs. Now, in a new interview with Fox411, Garrett warns Justin Bieber not to follow in his footsteps.
His advice for the Biebs? “Do not believe your own publicity. Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you,” Leif warned. But while Garrett did admit that his circumstance is a bit different than Bieber’s, he also knows what it feels like to be a young star. “When you’ve got that sort of power at that young age, and everything at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy image. At that age, testosterone, hormones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with,” Garrett went on to explain.
Leif, who joined the cast of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, struggled for quite some time with a heroine addiction, and he doesn’t want to see Bieber end up on that road. Now clean, Garrett claims he feels “very lucky” to have beaten such a tough addiction.
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