Elton John: ‘I never came out because no one asked me’…Did we have too? ;)

 I mean the costumes alone. Elton John spoke with Matt Lauer about why he waited so long to come out. He says no one ever asked him. 

The Rocket Man singer — speaking Tuesday to TODAY’s Matt Lauer — says he never thought it necessary to make a public declaration as he was living an openly gay lifestyle among his family and friends. However, that all changed in 1976 when a journalist finally asked him if he was gay.

“Nobody asked me,”  John, now 65, explained. “When (journalist) Cliff Jahr asked me in Rolling Stone, ‘I’m gonna ask you a question, but if you don’t want to answer it, I’m gonna turn the tape recorder off.’ And I said, ‘You’re gonna ask me if I’m gay or not.’ And he said, ‘How did you know that?’ I said, ‘I’ve been waitin’ for people to ask me this. It’s not exactly a secret. I live with my manager. I’m openly gay outside. I don’t have a girlfriend. And nobody’s ever actually out — I just thought it was common knowledge.’”

via Elton John: Why I Waited To Come Out | Radar Online.

  1. Bob

    he didn’t say he was gay he said he was bi back then.

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