Tyler Perry: ‘I’m Supposed To Be In Jail’

After a childhood where he was physically abused and sexually molested, Tyler Perry says he often can’t believe he’s a fantastically successful producer, director and actor, and is living in a mansion in Beverly Hills.

“Statistics say that I’m supposed to be in jail. And I’m not supposed to be alive,” Perry says in an upcoming interview on OWN.

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“Even growing up, I thought I’d never live to see 30,” Perry says.  “Just did not believe that I would see 30 years old… Everything around me said that [wasn’t] supposed to happen.”

Perry’s revealing interview airs on OWN Sunday at 9 pm.

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