I could high five God, but wasn’t living to the fullest: Ricky Martin on his struggle to come out

And I wrote it and I pressed send, and then I cried like crazy. I was the king of the world. By: PTI | Los Angeles |

Published: July 14, 2020 3:37:08 pm

Ricky Martin spoke about the time he was struggling to come out in front of the masses. Am I bisexual? They are parents to daughter Lucia (one-and-a-half years) and son Renn (eight months). I was depressed,” Martin said during an appearance on Proud Radio on Apple Music. The 48-year-old singer recalled that it was during the Australian leg of the ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ tour when he decided that he “can’t do this” to himself anymore. I need to go home. And either is okay, just go within and do not lie to yourself. But the musician has now revealed that he was “depressed” during those days as he was struggling to publicly open up about his sexuality. The duo started dating in 2016 and tied the knot in the next year. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Am I gay? I could high five God, but I wasn’t living to the fullest. I need to be angry. You are gay’. I can’t do this. And I took some time and I took a sabbatical.”
People close to Martin, including his family and friends, were aware about his sexuality, but the singer went public with his orientation in 2010 in a statement posted on his website. Am I bisexual? Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Prior to that, while writing his memoir “Me: Ricky Martin”, the Latin pop star said he cried like “crazy” as he was finally free to feel the way he wanted to. “We were going to go to South America. “I would walk on stage to perform because that was the only way I could balance my emotion is to snap out of this heavy sadness that I was moving in. I was sad. I need silence. The Puerto Rican singer was on his famous ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ tour in 1999 when he decided he had to take some time off and focus on his emotional well-being. I need to cry. My music was being heard all over the world, regardless of the language. And then actually there came a moment that I said, ‘We need to stop. And then I said, ‘Rick, you are a very fortunate homosexual man. And I said, ‘I can’t. “The world was giving me back the hours that I had put into music, the hours that I had put into this career. And I’ve been super happy ever since.”
Martin is married to Jwan Yosef, a Syrian-Swedish painter. I need to forgive myself for allowing myself to reach this level, to get to where I’m at’. “I got to the place I was fighting as I was writing my book between saying, ‘Am I gay? (Photo: Ricky Martin/Instagram)
In the late 1990s, singer Ricky Martin was at the peak of his career, enjoying series of chartbusters and global fame. We need to stop the tour’,” he added. Tags:

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