Tyler Perry Pens Emotional Foreword to Self-Help Book

Tyler Perry has penned an emotional foreword for a self-help book called Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive written by Dr. Howard Fradkin.

The book is aimed at helping men deal with the aftermath of sexual assault. Perry who has been sexually abused during his childhood, wrote the piece for free. He says he accepted the task to write the piece in efforts to encourage other males to speak out about their abuse and overcome the aftermath.

“There (are) a lot of boys who have been abused and hurt… Most men never saying a word about it, just suffering in silence,” wrote Perry on his official Facebook page.

“I know that this is difficult to talk about or even acknowledge, especially for men. That’s why I am so happy that Dr. Howard Fradkin has written a book called Joining Forces to help men who are adult survivors learn to cope, deal and most of all stop suffering in silence…

“I know the pain and the darkness and the shame that we as men can carry when these evil acts have been put upon us. But I also… know the peace and comfort that comes along with healing from the horror. Healing can start by reading this book.”

Pictured: Presenter Tyler Perry onstage at Spike TV’s ‘Eddie Murphy: One Night Only’ at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)