Rihanna turned to a higher power to help her recover from her attack by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown - because she felt so alone in the aftermath of the incident.
The R&B star was thrust into the spotlight when the February (09) assault hit the headlines. Brown was handed a five year probation sentence and ordered to stay away from the Umbrella singer after pleading guilty to losing his temper and hitting her during a fight.
She relied on her friends and family for support, but admits it was her faith in God that really pulled her through the horrific ordeal.
Rihanna tells America's Glamour magazine, "My friends and family have been extremely supportive, and everyone has been there for me. But at some point you are there alone. It’s a lonely place to be - no one can understand. That’s when you get close to God."