Ricky Martin: Yes, I'm Gay
Truth 'too heavy for me to keep inside,' singer says
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 29, 2010 6:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ricky Martin is no longer denying the rumors: He's gay. In a statement posted via Twitter in both Spanish and English today, and later confirmed with his representative, Martin said: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am. The Livin' La Vida Loca singer's sexuality has been speculated about for years. But the Puerto Rican star never directly addressed it

Martin, 38, said he decided to reveal the truth after working on his memoirs helped him realize that he had to be free with himself, and not keep any more secrets. "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," he said. "Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating."