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Justin Bieber’s mum was sexually abused as teen

Justin Beiber’s mum Pattie Mallette has revealed her horrific past when she was sexually abused during her teens in her new memoir.

entertainment Updated: Sep 20, 2012 16:25 IST

Justin Beiber’s mum Pattie Mallette has revealed her horrific past when she was sexually abused during her teens in her new memoir.

She confessed that she lost her virginity at age 15, and became pregnant at 17.

Writing her own memoir, ‘Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom,’ Mallette promoted her new book during a Tuesday interview with TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford, and opened up about her life as a struggling single mom.

The 36-year-old mom said during the interview that she attempted suicide in her teens after being sexually abused.

She underwent a spiritual awakening when she was visited by a Christian counselor in a psychiatric ward during her recovery.

“I just knew I couldn’t [abort it]. I just knew I couldn’t, I just know I had to keep him,” US magazine quoted her as saying.

“I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew that I couldn’t abort. I had to do my best. I had to see what I could do. And I was determined to do whatever it took.” she added.