Ricky Martin: ‘I didn’t start living until I accepted my sexuality’

Derrick Santistevan

Ricky Martin had a hard time to enjoy his early profession success as concealing his sexuality left him “sad” and “depressed”.

The Puerto Rican vocalist launched his first English language album in 1999 and ended up being an international super star with hits like Livin’ la Vida Loca and She Bangs making him the title of the King of Latin Pop.

In spite of his huge success, Ricky informed HAPPY RADIO on Apple Music he could not enjoy the duration as keeping his sexuality a secret left him in a deeply dissatisfied state.

“I wasn’t living to the fullest. I was sad. I was depressed,” Ricky described. “I would stroll on phase to carry out since that was the only method I might stabilize my feeling is to snap out of this heavy unhappiness that I was relocating. And after that in fact there came a minute that I stated, we need to stop.”

It was throughout a world trip that the hitmaker lastly chose to step far from the spotlight, and he returned and stopped the jaunthome

“I said, I can’t. I can’t do this. I need to go home. I need silence. I need to cry. I need to be angry,” he remembered. “I put things in order and still I was not all set to come out, however I was open with everybody around me, however I simply didn’t have the strength to make it public.

” It was an extremely essential link that I was attempting to prevent. And after that when I actually did my work, spiritual work, I got to the location I was battling as I was composing my book in between stating, am I gay? Am I bisexual? Am I gay? Am I bisexual?”

Lastly he concerned the conclusion, and with the weight raised, might be delighted when again.

” Then I stated, Rick, you are an extremely lucky, homosexual, guy. You are gay,” he smiled. “And I composed it and I pushed send out, and after that I wept like insane. And I have actually been super delighted since.”

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