The singer came out as gay in a Twitter posting on Monday.
New York (WiredPRNews.com) – Singer Ricky Martin has confirmed that he is gay. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the star, most known for his hit “Livin La Vida Loca” first released a statement on Twitter about his sexuality on Monday.
Martin, 38, who says working on his memoirs helped lead to the reveal, is quoted by the AP as stating of the book, “From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside… Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating.”
As noted in the report, Martin also stated advice from someone who told him his homosexuality would hinder his career was a reason he kept it hidden. He is further quoted as stating, “Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth… Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.”
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