23/10/2012 07:47 BST

'X Factor': Jahmene Douglas Posts Moving Tribute To Mother After Revealing His Father's Abuse

'X Factor' star Jahmene Douglas had the nation in tears when he broke down on Saturday night's show after a week of reports about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father.

Now the shy singer has paid a touching tribute to his mother Mandy Wood on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, thanking her for being his source of hope during his troubled childhood.

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Paying tribute to his inspirational mum on Twitter following his emotional week, he wrote yesterday: "My source of love and strength through out the years :-) <3 thank you @goldylonglocks love always xx".

Jahmene's father, Eustace Douglas, is currently in prison for attacking Mandy with a blowtorch, and last week the singer told of how Eustace had tried to strangle him and had attacked him on several occasions.

As he also posted the photo to his Facebook profile, he went further.

"I’ve witnessed this woman being dragged through the unimaginable pits of pain and torture … Yet she would smile to keep us from crying, she held us To keep us from hurting and embraced us in the midst of each storm .. To stop us from losing hope," he wrote.

"Through the most painful times.. There was still love and happiness because there was her…Love you Mum ♥ truly blessed ! X”


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