Justin Bieber’s mother Pattie Mallette has revealed some disturbing details from her past that add a new dimension to her son’s fairytale-like rise to fame.
Mallette visited Breakfast Television on Wednesday to talk about her new book Nowhere but Up that reveals the sexual abuse she suffered as a child, which led to depression, drug abuse and suicide attempts.
She then became pregnant at the age of 17 and said a renewed sense of faith helped her turn her life around.
Mallette said Justin was supportive of the book and wrote the foreword.
“He catches the vision and has seen a lot of people that have been inspired by my story and people that have been strengthened and he’s happy for it,” she said.
Click the attached video to watch the full interview.