Unlike many celebrities who’ve weighed in on Justin Bieber’s recent troubles, Rob Lowe (50) has a little more insight into the pressures of being a young star.
The former teen idol tells Oprah:
I have tremendous empathy. He makes really good music, he does, but I think he knows the dark secret, and the dark secret is 80 percent of his audience doesn’t give a sh*t about the music. And he knows it. It bums him out.
They care about lemming-think, and their girlfriends and who’s oohing and aahing and screaming. It has nothing to do with what he’s doing as an artist.
He is the guy who is standing in front at a moment that they’re going through a developmental thing. It’s natural, it’s all great, but if it wasn’t him, it would be somebody else, like it was me.
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