03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tyler Perry: I Was Beaten, Molested, Bathed In Ammonia As A Child

There's nothing funny about Tyler Perry's latest work: a revealing account of the horrific abuse he suffered as a child.

"I always thought I would die before I grew up," the comedian writes in an uncharacteristically somber letter to fans on his Web site.

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