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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ricky Martin has revealed that he is a &lsquo;proud homosexual man&rsquo; in a statement he issued to his blog today:</p><p>A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And thisis something worth celebrating.</p><p>For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly and that&rsquo;s the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It&rsquo;s my vice. The music, the lights and the roar of the audience are elements that make me feel capable of anything. This rush of adrenaline is incredibly addictive. I don&rsquo;t ever want to stop feeling these emotions. But it is serenity that brings me to where I&rsquo;m at right now. An amazing emotional place of comprehension, reflection and enlightenment. At this moment I&rsquo;m feeling the same freedom I usually feel only on stage, without a doubt, I need to share.</p><p>Many people told me: &ldquo;Ricky it&rsquo;s not important&rdquo;, &ldquo;it&rsquo;s not worth it&rdquo;, &ldquo;all the years you&rsquo;ve worked and everything you&rsquo;ve built will collapse&rdquo;, &ldquo;many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature&rdquo;. Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.</p>

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