Clay Aiken: Yes, I'm Gay

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2008 7:05 PM CDT
In this Jan. 10, 2008, file photo, Clay Aiken is shown in New York.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Well, it's official: Clay Aiken is gay. The 29-year-old crooner and American Idol star comes out in the upcoming issue of People magazine, which features him on the cover with his new baby and the headline, "Yes, I'm gay," E! Online reports. The cover quotes him as saying, "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things." People won't divulge any more details except to confirm the contents of the leaked cover.