Millions of Beliebers have no idea they almost lost their national treasure.
Justin Bieber revealed that he seriously considered quitting the music biz last year.
The singer was devastated by the scandal sparked when Mariah Yeater falsely accused him of getting her pregnant backstage after an L.A. concert.
The Biebs denied the story and even agreed to take a DNA test before Yeater backed down. Still, all the headlines, ridicule, and speculation got the superstar down.
He told Britain's Fabulous magazine:
At the beginning of it all I was in Florida, away from my friends and family and I was pretty sad. I got to the point where I thought, "I don't want to do this. I just want to be normal." It was difficult because I'd never gone through anything like that.
Though his mentor Usher -- no stranger to headline-grabbing scandal himself -- helped Bieber bounce back.
Usher was like, "Prepare to have this for the rest of your career because it's not going to stop." He's gone through some stuff and most artists go through their fair share of bull. That was just my first time.
Whew! What would have become of the world if Bieber wasn't willing to accept this lot in life. Yes Biebs. With great star power comes a crap load of crazies. Hopefully that billion-dollar bank account will provide some solace.
Do you think Justin Bieber would have really given up his music career?
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