UK pop singer Duncan James confessed last night: “I’m bisexual. I’ve been in loving relationships with men as well as women and I’m not ashamed”
I really like the fact that more people feel comfortable to speak freely out about their sexuality, not that I do care what everyone is doing in the first place but I hope it makes them happier and brings more tolerance in this world.
The Blue singer’s revelation will stun his millions of female fans worldwide. That revelation comes on the eve of the boyband’s reunion tour, the handsome singer says it is time for him to let his fans know the truth. James has a 4 year-old daughter named Tianie-Finne with former girlfriend Claire Granger.
In an emotional interview with the News of the World he said:
“I was living a secret life. I went through a process of asking what the f*** am I? Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi? That’s why I was so frightened about talking. Now, in my early 30s, I know who I am and I’m proud of who I am. I don’t want to hide anymore. I don’t feel I should launch a big comeback with Blue hiding this – I don’t want to go back to the time in the band when I felt I had to keep certain things quiet. I want to be OUT and say I’ve had relationships with men as well as women. So doing this interview gives me the ability to go forward.”
Duncan was desperate to hide the relationships he had because of his status as one of pop’s biggest heartthrobs. “When you’re a young band trying to be successful, there’s a lot of pressure on you to be clean-cut and accessible to your female fans.” [News of the World]
The only other boyband star who had confessed he wasn’t straight was Boyzone’s Stephen Gately, who revealed in 1999 he was gay.