The 'Baby Baby" hitmaker is now the world's hottest star having sold more than two million albums worldwide. But a new book has revealed that just three years ago, the teen idol and his single mum Mallette were surviving on handouts from their local church.
They were so skint that the Canadian used to sing on the streets of his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, to earn his living. He'd saved enough money to take his hard working mum to Walt Disney World in Florida, when the first time he'd been on a plane.
"I made 3,000 dollars (1,977 pounds) and the vacation was pretty awesome," News Of the World quoted the singer as saying.