Morrison's Tough Childhood Saved Him From Drugs
British singer/songwriter James Morrison is convinced his unhappy upbringing helped him to stay away from drink and drugs, because he saw their horrific effects firsthand. The Undiscovered star and his siblings had to cope with their alcoholic father abandoning the family, but Morrison believes his ordeal eventually made him stronger. He says, "My dad left when I was young - he was on the bottle. My mum, she had her own issues. We were skint. "We moved around a lot. Me and my brother and sister had to take care of ourselves when we were younger. I've definitely learned not to be a smackhead or a boozer. I've seen a lot of that around me."