Bruno Mars remembers his humble homeless childhood

The singer, his brother and his father slept on rooftops and in the back of a vehicle

Bruno Marsis an international artist and has performed in the most impressive venues around the world, but his life before fame was not easy. The performer, who has twice appeared as the Super Bowl half time star, told 60 Minutes about how his childhood in Hawaii was. When he was a child, he lived for a couple of years in an amusement park, of which his father was the keeper.

VER GALERÍA Bruno Mars has Latin roots on the part of his father, who is Puerto Rican. Photo: Getty Images

Mars, whose real name is Pete Gene Hernandez, lived in an austere building in the middle of Paradise Park, a birding zoo. The dwelling they inhabited did not have sanitary services and when they needed to use the bathroom, they had to cross the whole park to another construction with a toilet. When the park closed, they had to find another place to settle down.

VER GALERÍA Bruno Mars with Beyoncé and Chris Martin in the Super Bowl last February. Photo: Getty Images

During that complicated chapter of his life, Bruno remembers that he, his brother and his father slept in places like the roofs of buildings and even in the back of a vehicle. "My dad was just the king of finding these little spots for us to stay that we should never have been staying at," he says in an advance of the broadcast. Despite those hard times, Mars claims that rather than traumatizing him, those memories gave him enough strength to be persevering with his dream of becoming a recognized singer.

"We had it all, you know. We had each other and it never felt like it was the end of the world. “It’s alright we don’t got electric today. It’s alright. It’s temporary.” saying, “Well, we gonna figure this out.”Maybe that’s why I have this mentality when it comes to the music. ‘Cause I know I’m gonna figure-- I’m gonna figure it out, just give me some time," he said.

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