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Singer and actor Leif Garrett rose to fame in the 1970s as one of the era's most popular teen idols.
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In 2006, Garrett was arrested again in Los Angeles. He was stopped by police officers for trying to ride the LA subway without a ticket and then the officers discovered that Garrett was in possession of heroin. Weeks later, he decided to enter a live-in drug rehabilitation program after deciding he needed more care than his outpatient treatment could provide. He remained optimistic about his future after his arrest,
telling USA Today that “I’m an ex-heroin addict. I know I can beat it. I have to.”
After rehab, Garrett has made a few television appearances. He also released a solo album, Three Sides of . . ., in 2007, which featured a re-recording of his biggest hit, “I Was Made for Dancin’.” In 2010, Garrett shared his struggle with substance abuse with the public as a participant in the reality series Celebrity Rehab. He then continued to pursue his music, releasing the single "Everything" that same year. Garrett also made a guest appearance on Tantric's 2013 album 37 Channels.
In August 2013, Garrett offered his hard-earned wisdom to one of today's teen idols Justin Bieber. "Do not believe your own publicity," Garrett advised the young pop star, in an interview with FoxNews.com. "Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you." Garrett himself knows well how challenging it can be to gain fame so young. "When you’ve got that sort of power at that young age," Garrett said, "and everything at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy image. At that age, testosterone, hormones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with."
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