Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Drug company displeased with free PR over Justin Bieber sizzurp use

See also

On Sunday, TMZ revealed the "type" of sizzurp that it previously said Justin Bieber has been "guzzling." It was, the site said, the Rolls-Royce of sizzurp (AKA "lean"), and on Tuesday, the company involved said it wasn't down with the free publicity (also via TMZ).

As part of his sizzurp intake, Bieber reportedly likes Actavis prometh with codeine cough syrup. This is high quality stuff, folks in the lean community say. The concoction, also known as purple drank, contains codeine -- in doses much higher than medically recommended -- and promethazine.

Typically the mixture includes ingredients such as Sprite or Mountain Dew and sometimes a Jolly Rancher candy for extra sweetness.

A rep for Actavis said that the company "does not condone its use for any indications outside of this (it's medically stated) purpose." Actavis prometh with codeine cough syrup -- as you would expect -- used for temporary relief of coughs and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergies and common colds.

While sizzurp is atop the list of the drinks the Bieber is imbibing (pun intended), reports say that Bieber is also abusing a lot of prescription medication, including Xanax, but also the more expected alcohol and ganja.

Reports further state that people in his camp are trying to get him into rehab.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!