Martin Nievera recalled this part of his life when he was young
Concert King Martin Nievera opened up about the bullying he experienced in grade school in Hawaii.
Martin is one of the most popular singers in the Philippines. Behind his popularity and success in the music industry, in his childhood, he had to go through a difficult time. In his concert for his 40th anniversary in showbiz at The Solaire Theater, he shared a story that happened when he was young.
Based on the article by comedienne-columnist Giselle Sanchez in Manila Bulletin, the Concert King showed his vulnerable side during his concert. He admitted that he was a victim of bullying.
“I would eat lunch every day at the school bathroom together with the skinny students and the fat students. I was a fat kid,” Martin Nievera shared. He added that he would steal his mom’s money in order for him to be able to walk by our school corridors without getting punched because he would pay the bullies.
Despite the harassment he encountered from his bullies, Martin did not think of fighting back. Instead, he showed his bullies what they had contributed to him as a person.
“When I recorded my first album, I went to all the homes of my bullies and delivered the album to them personally and told them you made me who I am,” the singer emotionally said.
Martin also did not let that chapter of his life define his character. Behind the bullying he experienced, Giselle described the Concert King as one of the kindest persons she had ever known.
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