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Famed Hollywood actor and comedian Tyler Perry revealed he tried to commit suicide after enduring ‘so much pain’ and ‘so much sexual abuse’ as a child. 

The Madea star, 53, opened up about the ‘dark’ times he previously faced amid the shocking news that dancer and DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss has died by suicide.

In a video shared to his Instagram account on Thursday, Tyler reflected on his own mental health battles, while discussing Ellen Show star tWitch’s death.

‘I, like the rest of the world, am shocked by the death of Stephen Boss… I’ve only met him a couple of times,’ he said of the star, who passed away from a self inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday. ‘He was always full of life, he seemed like such a light.’

Famed Hollywood actor and comedian Tyler Perry revealed he tried to commit suicide after enduring 'so much pain' and 'so much sexual abuse' as a child

Famed Hollywood actor and comedian Tyler Perry revealed he tried to commit suicide after enduring ‘so much pain’ and ‘so much sexual abuse’ as a child

The Madea star, 53, opened up about the 'dark' times he previously faced amid the shocking news that dancer and DJ Stephen 'tWitch' Boss (seen in 2018) has died by suicide

The Madea star, 53, opened up about the ‘dark’ times he previously faced amid the shocking news that dancer and DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss (seen in 2018) has died by suicide 

In a video shared to his Instagram account on Thursday, Tyler said: 'I tried to commit suicide a couple of times because it was so dark. I didn't think it would get any better'

Tyler admitted that he thought 'the only way to make it better was to end his life'

In a video shared to his Instagram account on Thursday, Tyler said: ‘I tried to commit suicide a couple of times because it was so dark. I didn’t think it would get any better’

Tyler then spoke out about some of his own personal battles, adding, ‘With that said, I just want to take you back to a time in my life when I tried to commit suicide a couple of times because it was so dark.’

‘I didn’t think it would get any better. I had endured so much pain, so much abuse, sexual abuse. It was all so hard to just move through that.’

Tyler admitted that he thought ‘the only way to make it better was to end his life.’

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‘Had any of those attempts happened, I would’ve missed the best part of my life,’ he continued.

The 53-year-old concluded his message by urging anyone who is struggling to ‘reach out to someone’ or ‘ask for help.’

‘I know it may seem like there’s no hope, but please reach out to someone … call, ask for help if you are dealing with anything that is emotionally taking you to a place where you think you want to end your life,’ he said.

‘What I realize now looking back on all those dark times is, sometimes the pain is a buy-in. I know it’s hard to understand. That’s the way I had to learn to look at it to get through it.

Tyler previously spoke to Oprah about the horrible sexual and physical abuse he faced from a young age, calling his childhood 'a living Hell' in the 2010 interview. He is seen as a child

Tyler previously spoke to Oprah about the horrible sexual and physical abuse he faced from a young age, calling his childhood ‘a living Hell’ in the 2010 interview. He is seen as a child 

He said he was first molested by an adult male neighbor at five years old, and that he faced sexual assault multiple times throughout his childhood. He is seen as a child

 He said he was first molested by an adult male neighbor at five years old, and that he faced sexual assault multiple times throughout his childhood. He is seen as a child

The producer also claimed that his father would often beat him , and one time, he said the abuse was so severe that he blacked out for three days

The producer also claimed that his father would often beat him , and one time, he said the abuse was so severe that he blacked out for three days 

‘All that pain, that Hell, that struggle… If I had given up, if I had stopped, I wouldn’t have seen the better part of my life. So I was buying into something.’

‘My life now is the happiest I’ve ever been, it’s full of joy and love, things I never thought I’d get to.’

Tyler previously spoke to Oprah about the horrible sexual and physical abuse he faced from a young age, calling his childhood ‘a living Hell’ in the 2010 interview.

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He said he was first molested by an adult male neighbor at five years old, and that he faced sexual assault multiple times throughout his childhood by a male nurse, a man he knew from church, and the mother of one of his friends.

The producer also claimed that his father would often beat him, and one time, he said the abuse was so severe that he blacked out for three days. 

‘To this day, I don’t know why he did it. But I remember him cornering me in a room and hitting me with this vacuum cleaner cord,’ he recalled.

‘He would just not stop. There are all these welts on [me], the flesh that’s coming from my bone. I feel like I died as a child.’

Tyler’s post came just after the second part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary was released, during which, he opened up about his decision to let the former royal couple stay in his $18 million Beverly Hills mansion after they decided to leave the UK and come to America.

Tyler's post came just after the second part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix documentary was released, in which he spoke about his decision to let them stay in his home

Tyler’s post came just after the second part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix documentary was released, in which he spoke about his decision to let them stay in his home

In the doc, Tyler compared what Harry and Meghan went through to 'abuse'

He stated: 'She was abused. And so was he. I knew the symptoms'

In the doc, Tyler compared what Harry and Meghan went through to ‘abuse.’ He stated: ‘She was abused. And so was he. I knew the symptoms’

They lived in his Beverly Hills mansion (seen) for a few months before they went on to purchase their own sprawling, $14.65 million estate in Montecito, California

They lived in his Beverly Hills mansion (seen) for a few months before they went on to purchase their own sprawling, $14.65 million estate in Montecito, California

Meghan explained that she called Tyler in early 2020, and was ‘crying and crying’ while voicing some of the fears she had over leaving the monarchy.

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At the time, the couple – and their young son, Archie – was living in Canada, but Harry explained that ‘everyone in the world knew where they were,’ and they had been left ‘unprotected with no security.’

In the doc, Tyler compared what Harry and Meghan went through to ‘abuse.’

‘She was abused. And so was he. I knew the symptoms, I saw it. I saw my mother being abused for years,’ he said.

‘To use the institution to try and do all the things a batterer would do, like, “Here’s what we’re going to do, we are going to cut off the money, not leave you with security, we’re gonna do all those things to make you comply and come back.”

‘And for the both of them to have the wherewithal to say, “I don’t give a damn if it’s the palace, I’m out of here.” I applauded that.’

Meghan recalled Tyler asking them, ‘What can I do to make it easier? How can I help you?’ 

‘He was like, “My house is safe and I’ll make sure you have security. Take your time.” I was like, “We only need to stay for a week, we can find somewhere to live,”‘ she continued.

‘He was like, “You’re not just going to stay for a week, you’re going to stay for as long as you need and I’m going to get you there safely. And I’m gonna keep you there safely until you have somewhere to go.”‘

‘They just wanted to be free. Be free to love and be happy. They did not have a plan. There was no plan,’ Tyler added. 

They lived there for a few months before they went on to purchase their own sprawling, $14.65 million estate in Montecito, California.

If you or a loved one needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. 

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