Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough has dished out some words of advice for wayward teen idol Justin Bieber urging him to “keep his shirt on” every now and then – and try not to spit on his neighbour, as he has been accused of doing. 39-year-old Howie, who along with his four band-mates are celebrating twenty years in the music business this month, told the MailOnline he believes Justin may come to regret his actions later in life.
Might we add that this is all coming way too soon after Jon Bon Bovi openly called Justin Bieber an a**hole.
In recent months the ‘Boyfriend” singer’s life seems to have been spiraling out of control with the 19-year-old Canadian getting into several scrapes with paparazzi, being investigated by the police after allegedly “assaulting” his neighbour and being caught driving over 100 mph on a Los Angeles, California, freeway.
In light of Justin’s recent incidents, BSB’s Howie said if he met the pop star he would like to help him out:
I think we would try to give him advice. Whether he would take it or not is a completely different thing because everyone has to take their own path. I would probably try to tell him to take a couple of pictures with his shirt on so that in twenty years from now, he’s not going to be upset that had all those pictures without his shirt on.
Oh and don’t spit on your next door neighbour if you don’t have to.
There are certain things you would try to tell him but you know, I haven’t walked in his shoes so it’s very hard to give someone advice.
Some of the new groups that are out there, the Justin Biebers that are out there, you look at them and you feel for them when they make their mistakes. But at the end of the day we all have to make them. It’s very hard for any of us to go in there and tell somebody don’t do this, don’t do that. I think everyone has to go through these experiences, some of those experiences makes them the person they are going to be.
Howie, along with Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell went through their own share of controversy back in the day when they became the best selling boy band in history. AJ, 35, went into rehab twice in 2001 and 2002 battling drink and drug addiction.
And Nick Carter, 33, who joined the band when he was only 12 years old, had his own problems with drugs and weight gain. He turned his life around after being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy – a potentially fatal heart condition.