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Trevor Noah's Dark Past Revealed: The Daily Show Host's Stepdad Tried To Hunt Him Down After Shooting His Mother

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Trevor Noah was catapulted into the limelight after he was crowned the new Daily Show host, unfortunately shining some light on his dark past.

In 2009, the South African comedian's step-father reportedly hunted him and attempted to murder him, after shooting Trevor's mother in the face.

Patricia Noah, his mother, was left for dead after her husband Abel Singange shot her in a fit of rage. Singange's anger continued to build, and he went looking for Trevor with a handgun.

Fortunately, then-25-year-old Trevor wasn't easy to find. His grandmother Nomalizo Noah explained:

"After shooting the mother, Abel went around with a gun trying to find Trevor, but Trevor was always here, there and everywhere, performing on stage, you never knew where he was. So when Patricia's husband began to hunt him he couldn't find him. They are very lucky to be alive."

It began when Patricia divorced her abusive husband in 1996, but they continued to live together. In 2009, Patricia moved away after she got engaged to her current husband — a decision that almost cost her life.

A jealous Singange tracked Patricia down and shot her in the face and back. The blow shattered her jaw, pierced her skull, and left her unable to properly speak.

The wounded woman was treated under a different name, fearing Shingange would find her and "finish the job." Trevor paid for his mother's life-saving private health care while she was in the hospital. She explains:

"I was very grateful. The minute Trevor paid for me in that hospital, to go private, my prayer was that after three days I'm out of this hospital. Trevor was by my bedside holding my hand the whole time."

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After she was treated, the mother of three gave Trevor her blessing to leave, which led to his fleeing to Los Angeles on tour. Now, Patricia is ecstatic over the success of her son:

"This is why I am happy with Trevor in his success, because he suffered, to see his mother being abused by another man is terrible."

Who knew the 31-year-old comedian had such a dark past? Thankfully, Trevor and his mother are now living much better lives.

[Image via WENN.]

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