A new Leif

Winnipeg Free Press - SundayXtra - - ENTERTAINMENT SCENE -

LEIF Gar­rett, who was sort of the Justin Bieber of the 1970s, has warned Justin, via Fox411, to “not be­lieve your own pub­lic­ity.

“Suss­ing out who your real friends are is full- time work. Ev­ery scum­bag, ev­ery drug dealer, ev­ery chicken hawk wants a piece of you,” he said.

He should know. A child TV star in the early ‘ 70s, he switched to mu­sic in 1976 and the young teen girls went nuts. Then came drug and booze trou­ble that lasted a long time; in 2010 he was in re­hab af­ter a heroin bust.

“When you’ve got that sort of power at that young age,” he told 411, “and ev­ery­thing at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy im­age… testos­terone, hor­mones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with.”

He’s 51.

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