"The first 17 years of my life were hell. I was abused physically and emotionally almost daily," James the Mormon shared in the description of his new music video "I Could Be Wrong."
"The most scarring events were me as an 11-year-old, being beaten with a two by four to the point where I couldn’t move. All I could do was cry and wonder what parts of my body were broken.
"The second was being stripped down to my underwear and being locked in a dog kennel along with my younger brother for hours."
James also shares that for years, people would always ask him about his black eyes, his bruises, and his scars, to which, "I would either lie or say nothing," he shares.
But now, the Latter-day Saint artist has created a song "I Could Be Wrong" that shares what happened to him as well as the hypothetical conversation in which his parents admit they are sorry for what they did to him. In the YouTube description, James also reaches out to the many children suffering from abuse and shares his testimony in God.
"There are so many kids dealing with what I did," he shares. "To those children, if you are reading or watching, I want you all to know there is a God above that loves you who is aware of you. You can go to Him for comfort through these miserable and unbearable times. I also want you to know as someone who’s gone through it, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It does get better."