Thursday, July 28, 2011

Will Young was ‘terrified’ of being gay


Will Young has admitted he was “terrified” of being gay when he was younger.

The singer, 32, said he felt “inhibited” until several years ago.

He told Attitude magazine: “I was terrified of being gay so I didn’t really feel sexual until I was about 26… I was quite inhibited. I feel like I’ve reached a place that I’m happy with, worked out things I will never do. It’s taken me years to work that out.”

Young, who has been named the best role model for LGBT teenagers, added: “They say your early 30s are the last chance you have to make a big change in your life. I look at some things now and think, ‘No thanks, not interested any more.’

“I love getting older. These days I look after myself more and don’t drink as much, try not to smoke as much. I’m more responsible towards anyone in business or friendships. I think that shift is quite a pleasant one.”

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