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“Yes, I Did It”: Gospel Singer, Deitrick Haddon Explains Why He Visited Strip Clubs, Cheated On His Ex-Wife

The singer who is also the son of a preacher says at those times he felt it was a “war against God”, as he went out of control doing some un-Christian like things

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Deitrick Haddon and wife Dominique play

Deitrick Haddon and wife Dominique

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Popular gospel singer and preacher, Deitrick Haddon, opened up in a recent interview on why he left his home and ministry after separating from his ex-wife, Damita.

The singer who is also the son of a preacher says at those times he felt it was a “war against God”, as he went out of control doing some un-Christian like things before he got inspired to come up with the reality TV show – Preachers of L.A.

Speaking to New York Times, he said:  “I was wilding out”. “You name it, I did it. Strip clubs, drinking, things that was completely out of my character.”

 “You don’t expect that the same people that you helped and encouraged to treat you that way,” he said.

Haddon said he’d impregnated his new girlfriend, Dominique Haddon, and then everything started to fall apart.

He later got a call from an old friend and fellow preacher, Zachery Tims, who had publicly discussed many of his own struggles. “I began to pour out my heart,” Mr. Haddon said.

“People need to know the truth about us men,” he told Mr. Tims. “We need to do a reality show about stuff like this.” Mr. Tims agreed. A few weeks later, Mr. Tims succumbed to a drug overdose in a New York hotel room.

“I was so consumed with my issue that I couldn’t hear him,” Mr. Haddon said regretfully.

The singer said his recovery led to one of last year’s most invigorating and surprising reality television, Preachers of L.A. which will debut its second season on Oxygen.

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