Ricky Martin posted an open letter on his official web site earlier today revealing that he’s “a fortunate homosexual man.” The ‘She Bangs’ singer writes:
Many people told me: “Ricky it’s not important”, “it’s not worth it”, “all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse”, “many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature”. 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.
… These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.
… I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.
The entire message at rickymartinmusic.com has since been removed.