Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ricky Martin is Gay

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, said to the world that he is a Gay last Monday.

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am," he wrote on his official rickymartin.com website.

The Latin pop star records and performs mostly in Spanish but also has a huge crossover following in English, thanks in large part to his 1999 hit "Livin' La Vida Loca" ("Livin' the Crazy Life" in English). Ricky Martin told his fans that his decision to divulge his sexual orientation marks "an amazing turning point in my life," and it started a few months ago when he began the process of writing his memoirs.

"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,"
Martin wrote on his website.

He said the secret over time had become "too heavy for me to keep inside" and that he joyfully embraces his gay identity as "something worth celebrating."

The pop singer added that he did not come out earlier because advisers over the years had warned that he might ruin his career were he to reveal to his fans that he is gay.

Coming out "fills me with strength and courage," Martin said.
"Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment."

"Many people told me... 'all the years you've worked and everything you've built will collapse,'"
he wrote.

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