Aiken Fights The Bullies on Dr. Phil Show
American Idol star Clay Aiken is sharing his nightmarish memories as a
victim of school bullies in a bid to give youngsters the strength they
need to fight back.
The singer will appear on America's top advice show Dr. Phil today
(19APR05) to recall how he tolerated bullies when he was growing up.
In the taped special about bullying in schools, Aiken confessed,
"It was a really tough time. Middle school's really tough - I think
everybody has trouble with middle school.
"It's about finding out who you are and being happy with who you
are and being comfortable with who you are, because everybody in middle
school is confused."
Aiken's TV appearance is an extension to the bullying memories he wrote
about in his book Learning to Sing, in which he wrote, "I was dubbed
a loser throughout most of my childhood... a nerd who loved his