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Guns N Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba Reveals His Tortured Childhood
Article by: RumorFix.com
April 16, 2012

Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba is revealing shocking details about his childhood, where he endured the mental and physical abuse of his father and RumorFix has the exclusive.

The musician, who said he was “petrified as a child,”  posted his story on Bullyville, writing, “Most of my time was spent hiding in the back of my closet.”

“Instead of a hug and a kiss, my morning wake up call consisted of my dad’s fist coming through my closet door, similar to Jack Nicholson in The Shining,” he writes.

“I can’t begin to tell you the countless days of walking home from school, scared to death to walk through the front door. The fear was so overwhelming that I would literally pee my pants.”

The 39-year-0ld says, “The real hero was my mother … Looking back now and realizing how she risked her own safety for my well-being. She was the real war hero .. My dad would use me as leverage against her simply because he knew I was her world. To him I was his worst mistake. “

DJ Ashba remembers a moment when he was three years old and started crying after he fell down some steps on Christmas morning. His father told him, “You wanna be a little cry baby, I’ll give you something to cry about,” as he bet him. Ashba says he hasn’t cried since.

“Somehow I was able to bottle all of my anger and use it for my motivation. Motivation to do what ever I had to do to turn out nothing like my dad. Do I hate him for what he did to us? No, I have forgiven him, but I will always live through his mistakes and continue to become a better person,” he says.

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