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Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes (photo) has opened up to his struggle in a working class family and is saddened that nothing has changed for today's youth

& # 39; We should be a better country than this & # 39 ;: Jimmy Barnes opens his fight to grow up as a child of the working class – and says nothing has changed for today's youth

  • Jimmy Barnes opens up about the struggle that grows up as a boy in the working class
  • This is not the first time the rocker has opened up about his traumatic upbringing
  • He said he is disappointed that today's youth are experiencing the same problems
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Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes has opened up to his struggle in a working-class family and said he is sad that nothing has changed for today's youth.

This is not the first time the Cold Chisel rocker has opened up about his traumatic childhood marked by violence and domestic violence.

In both his books and his music, Barnes has revealed the abuse he experienced and experienced during his childhood.

Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes (photo) has opened up to his struggle in a working class family and is saddened that nothing has changed for today's youth

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Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes (photo) has opened up to his struggle in a working class family and is saddened that nothing has changed for today's youth

In an appearance on Channel Ten & # 39; s The project on Friday evening, the 63-year-old said he was disappointed that today's youth are experiencing the same problems.

& # 39; There are so many people who have gone through what I went through as a child & # 39 ;, he said.

& # 39; It is criminal that people in this country – the happy country – live in poverty, children live surrounded by domestic violence and abuse. & # 39;

& # 39; And 60 years later I find it very pathetic and you look at a suburb of Melbourne, or a suburb of Sydney or outside in rural cities – children still live there, and I think we should be a better country than Which. & # 39;

Barnes detailed the gripping events of his childhood in his searing autobiography Working Class Boy and explained how he and his brothers and sisters were abused by his alcoholic father.

His upbringing resulted in a fight with alcoholism and drug addiction and the rock singer previously admitted that he tried suicide in 2012 in a hotel room in Auckland.

In an appearance on Channel Ten & The Project on Friday night, the 63-year-old said he was disappointed that today's youth are experiencing the same problems
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In an appearance on Channel Ten & The Project on Friday night, the 63-year-old said he was disappointed that today's youth are experiencing the same problems

In an appearance on Channel Ten & The Project on Friday night, the 63-year-old said he was disappointed that today's youth are experiencing the same problems

Barnes (depicted with wife Jane Mahoney) has opened up to the abuse he experienced and experienced during his childhood

Barnes (depicted with wife Jane Mahoney) has opened up to the abuse he experienced and experienced during his childhood

Barnes (depicted with wife Jane Mahoney) has opened up to the abuse he experienced and experienced during his childhood

He made the shocking confession in a prologue to his successor, 2017 Working Class Man, and wrote that he woke up in his large hotel suite – where he was staying with his wife Jane Mahoney – not remembering trying to take his own life

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& # 39; Tied to the clothes rail, the jacket cord is exactly where I should have left it & # 39 ;, Barnes wrote in the book.

& # 39; The rail, the cord and I with the cord around my neck waiting to die. But I didn't. It is not that easy to die, apparently, & he continued

Barnes believes that his suicide attempt is a & # 39; subconscious thing & # 39; was and came after years of fighting trauma from his childhood to his addictions.

The Scotland-born star said that telling his wife of the situation forced him to find a therapist and help him deal with his demons.

& # 39; There are so many people who have gone through what I went through as a child & # 39 ;, Barnes said during the show

& # 39; There are so many people who have gone through what I went through as a child & # 39 ;, Barnes said during the show

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& # 39; There are so many people who have gone through what I went through as a child & # 39 ;, Barnes said during the show

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