Bruno Mars learned at a very young age that you can find happiness without material possessions.
The “24K Magic” star takes a trip back to his humble childhood home in Hawaii on this Sunday’s “60 Minutes”, a one-room building in a park that now is grown-over by plants and missing a roof.
“Just so people don’t think we’re crazy, it did not look like this. It had a roof, it didn’t have plants growing on the inside,” the 31-year-old singer shares. Though he does admit, “Where we were staying at first didn’t have a bathroom, so we’d have to walk across the park to this other spot that had a bathroom.”
Despite living in poverty, Mars insists his memories from growing up are “the best.”
“We had it all. We had each other,” he explains. “It’s OK we don’t have electric today. We’re gonna figure it out.”
“Maybe that’s why I have this mentality when it comes to the music,” Mars adds. “I’m gonna figure it out.”
Watch a portion of Mars’ interview below.
Mars’ 60 Minutes interview airs Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
These days, of course, Mars’ music has vaulted him to being one of the biggest pop artists in the world!
Watch the video below for his infectious first solo single in four years.