Posted by Bossip Staff
Tyler Perry has come a long way:
“Tyler Perry tried to commit suicide during his abusive childhood, after suffering at the hands of a violent father. The 38-year-old failed, and later changed his name to disassociate himself from his miserable upbringing.
Perry – born Emmett Perry – says, ‘As a kid, I considered suicide and even attempted it a couple of times because I thought it would be easier to be dead. I remember when I was 17, I did something that ticked (my father) off – something minor. My father grabbed me, threw me to the floor and stomped me.
There were times when I felt I wasn’t going to make it. It was nothing but the grace of God that helped me make it through. It was more frustration than anything – not wanting to be in that situation anymore.’”
We got to give it up to Tyler – he’s truly an inspirational brother.