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  • It’s all down to that left hand of his…

    “Basically when I started playing the guitar, I picked up a right-handed guitar.

  • ‘Cause that was all… my mom had a right-handed guitar in the house,” Bieber told Nightline.
  • My mom would switch it the other way.
  • My mom, I think it was for my birthday, she bought me a left-handed guitar.
  • And so ever since I was young I learned on a left-handed guitar.”

From Biebs to J Law, these celebs are living their best left-handed life…

@BBCR1: Happy #LeftHandersDay! Check out these 12 celebs living their best left-handed lives ✨

Sunday 13th August marks International Left-Handers Day. (Yup, it’s totally a thing. No, we’re not lying.)

To commemorate this momentous occasion, we’ve set about uncovering the world’s most famous left-handers. According to science (that’s as specific as we can be), only 10% of the population are left-handed, but it seems as though the celebrity world is chockablock with left-handers. From the Biebs to J Law, here are the celebs living their best left-handed life…

That sweet music Justin Bieber makes? It’s all down to that left hand of his…

“Basically when I started playing the guitar, I picked up a right-handed guitar. ‘Cause that was all… my mom had a right-handed guitar in the house,” Bieber told Nightline. “And picked it up and I picked it up left-handed. My mom would switch it the other way. And I would switch it right back to the other way and try to play. It was difficult because it’s backwards. My mom, I think it was for my birthday, she bought me a left-handed guitar. And so ever since I was young I learned on a left-handed guitar.”

Ever wondered why Mother Monster favours a left hand claw? Now you know.

The Slow Hands hitmaker is left-handed but plays guitar with his right hand. That’s a whole lot of hands.

You’re looking at one of the most famous left-handed guitar players in the WORLD, people! We think it’s safe to say that Paul McCartney has got this lefty business sussed.

Anyone who’s attempted to write with their ‘other’ hand will know that the struggle is all too real. Take a moment, then, to appreciate Jennifer Lawrence’s dedication to her craft: the Hunger Games star mastered her bow and arrow technique in right-hand mode to play Katniss. Props to you, J Law.

Left-handers, rejoice! Marshall Bruce Mathers III (A.K.A. Eminem) is an esteemed member of your crew.

Left-handed? You’re among royalty…

Here’s a quick-fire Little Mix fact round for you: Perrie doesn’t have a sense of smell, Jade is afraid of clowns, Leigh-Anne has a fear of heights and Jesy is left-handed! Boom.

The list really is never-ending…

Charles Darwin? Check. Albert Einstein? Check. Barack Obama? Check. Robert De Niro? Check. Julia Roberts? Check. Drew Barrymore? Check. Tom Cruise? Check. Whoopi Goldberg? Check. Anna Kendrick? Check!

And, finally, these two famous fellas. Told you there were a lot of left-handers out there.

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