Jon Bon Jovi: Bieber should make his own mistakes
Jon Bon Jovi thinks Justin Bieber should be left to make his own mistakes, and doesn't need a lecture from him or anybody else
This article is from 2013.
Jon Bon Jovi thinks Justin Bieber should be left to make his own mistakes.
The 'Livin' On a Prayer' singer knows how hard growing up in the spotlight can be, but doesn't think young stars such as Justin - who has displayed erratic behaviour of late, upsetting his neighbours and being caught smoking marijuana - needs a "lecture" from him.
He said: "Having lived it myself, there's lots I could say to One Direction or Justin Bieber - to any young band at a crossroads, kids who are not even 20 years old and have the whole world looking at them, and are scared because they don't know any better.
"But you can't give them a lecture. They have to learn it their own way and find their own path.
"The only thing you can tell young guys like that is that it's going to be OK."
Jon - leader of rockers Bon Jovi, who started their career in 1983 - also says the music industry nearly got too much even for him at one point and he thought about giving it up.
He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "There was a time in the early 1990s when I thought about giving up music.
"I realised music was a business. Our innocence was changed by the burnout. We've seen history repeat itself with so many bands since then."
Bon Jovi are currently touring the world on their 'Because We Can' tour, although original guitarist Richie Sambora is missing from the line up as he deals with "personal issues", but Jon says he's open for him to return to the group at any time.
He added: "We've been through this before. And when he works through his personal issues, then he can talk about what date, if at all, he chooses to come back. We love him, we miss him."
Bon Jovi headline Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 5, for tickets visit BST-hydepark.com