Steve Harvey has had some ups and downs and now the comedian is opening up about being homeless at the beginning of his career.
For an interview with PEOPLE, Harvey revealed that after his first divorce he lived out of his car and made $50 a week while he pursued comedy. The Family Feud hosts says that there were moments when he wasn’t sure how he’d make it through.
“Everybody has a moment when they turn back, when you say to yourself, ‘This is too much,’ I had it on several occasions.” And, when Harvey realized that he’d hit his lowest point he still found a way to get through it. “I sat down and started crying, but a voice said, ‘If you keep going, I’m going to take you places you’ve never been.’ It was like God said, ‘Don’t quit, you’re almost there.'”
The comedian struggled for three years before landing a gig as host of Showtime at the Apollo, which soon led to The Steve Harvey Show.
“I’m running from homelessness. I can’t ever be in that position again. If my show gets canceled, I’ve got three more. I don’t have any free time, but I have 12 jobs.”