Justin Bieber headed for rehab: opinion poll

NEW YORK Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:48pm EDT

Canadian singer Justin Bieber gives a thumbs-up during the German TV game show ''Wetten Dass...?'' (Let's make a bet) in Augsburg, southern Germany March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Christof Stache/Pool

Canadian singer Justin Bieber gives a thumbs-up during the German TV game show ''Wetten Dass...?'' (Let's make a bet) in Augsburg, southern Germany March 19, 2011.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 30 percent of Americans believe Justin Bieber will be in celebrity rehab when he reaches 30, according to a new poll released on Monday.

A 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey showed that only 20 percent thought the 17-year-old idol would still be playing packed arenas in 2024, while 18 percent said he'd be married and living quietly somewhere.

Equally famed for his soulful voice and the casual flick of his lustrous head of hair, the 17-year-old Canadian singer was the fourth best-selling albums artist in the United States last year, mobbed everywhere by screaming young girls.

But the squeaky-clean pop star, the latest in a long line of teen sensations, reportedly studies the case histories of similar icons so that he can avoid their career hiccups.

The telephone survey involved nearly 11,000 people.

(Reporting by Bernd Debusmann Jr., editing by Patricia Reaney and Dean Goodman)

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