My dad had come from Ireland and worked in the mills. My mom was Scottish and worked as a domestic, ... I didn't have any relations who had ever gone to college. I knew I could handle the academics, but the mills were working. People were making a lot of money.
I'm a real shy guy. I don't really talk at all. My dad is the opposite, ... I see how he handles himself with fans, so I just kind of subconsciously took notes. Sometimes I see myself, and I'm like 'Whoa, this is how my dad acts.'
When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also. I just really didn't understand why he wasn't returning my phone calls, or why I couldn't see him whenever I wanted to. That was the most hurtful thing to me.