Ricky Martin continues to be scarred by his ‘popping out’ TV interview with newswoman Barbara Walters, insisting he wasn’t able to reveal all about his sexuality.
The Livin’ La Vida Loca singer sat down for the chat in 2000, and admits Walters’ line of questioning took him aback, and he was not ready to handle the hypothesis surrounding his sexuality.
“When she dropped the query, I felt violated as a result of I used to be simply not prepared to come back out,” he tells Individuals. “I used to be very afraid. There’s somewhat PTSD (post-traumatic stress dysfunction) with that.”
Walters prodded for a transparent reply to her query about homosexual rumours when he mentioned, “I believe that sexuality is one thing that every particular person ought to cope with in their very own manner, and that’s all I’ve to say about that.” And when she saved digging for affirmation, the TV particular grew to become tense and Ricky mentioned, “I simply don’t really feel prefer it.”
Satirically, Martin tells Individuals he may need volunteered the knowledge if Walters hadn’t been so robust on him.
Walters has since apologised to the musician for pushing him to reply her questions.