Well, alright, a few people probably knew, like his manager and his confidantes and America and Europe, but it’s still shocking he made it official.
With his tweener and church lady and middle-America base, it’ll be really interesting to see what effect this has on his album sales. If they plummet (even though it may have nothing to do with his sexuality) then it’ll probably be a long time before another very successful celeb comes out voluntarily. If his next CD is his biggest seller ever then it doesn’t then maybe Kevin Spacey and Anderson Cooper will finally break out the glow sticks in the “come on in, the water’s safe!” extravaganza.
I’m really glad he did it. I’ve seen him on talk shows where it was obvious that he was just absolutely miserable and a total Nathan P. Thurn wreck over the issue; now it’s out and come what may he’s free. (And I’m sure there’s always a Best Western lounge in Raleigh that needs a Karaoke host if his career is destroyed.)