Barry Gibb tells Justin Bieber to grow up

Jan 30 2014, 9:28pm CST | by , in News | Other Stuff

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Barry Gibb tells Justin Bieber to grow up
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Barry Gibb to Bieber: “Grow up.”

“Staying Alive” and “Words.” These were the songs popularized by the disco trio Bee Gees.

Surviving member and the eldest of the brothers, Barry Gibb, dropped by CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” yesterday. And he has some good advice for teen star Justin Bieber, who was recently charged in Toronto for assualt.

"Well, what I see with Justin Bieber is sort of what I see with Andy, you know," the 67-year old music icon told Morgan.

Gibb also thinks that Bieber is heading for a brick wall. “This kid's got great gifts, you know. I would like to do the things he does. I just think it's time to grow up. It's time to grow up and and be what all these young girls love you, be a good example," he added.

Barry Gibb also appeared at TODAY this morning and offered a somewhat similar counsel for the 19-year old sensation.

"If you're a teenage idol and all the young girls love you, you can lose that pretty quick,” Gibb tells Matt Lauer. "Hopefully what he does on stage and the way he dances and the way he sings, he will apply that to his real life. There's a discipline in what he's doing. Apply that discipline to how you want to behave."

Gibb’s words hold weight. He speaks from experience. Justin, on the other hand, has a long way to go. 

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