Life wasn't so easy for this gentleman before Dancing With the Stars.
Way before then actually!
Derek Hough recently opened up about his experience as a target for bullies back in his childhood, and what he said happened is downright scary!
The dancing superstar talked about growing up in Utah, and all of the pain inflicted on him by his peers!
Here's what he said:
"I was punched in the face, pretty aggressively in the stomach. I was tied up in trees and left in fields."
And the worst part of it all was the senseless violence of it all! He said