Who knew that comedy guy Tyler Perry had a dark side. He admits to trying to commit suicide during his abusive childhood. He failed at the attempt, and then changed his name to disassociate himself from his terrible upbringing.
"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."
Wow, that is such a hard thing to overcome. And to think of how successful he now is, you have to give the guy credit for picking up the pieces and making a new life for himself.