American Idol star comes out of the closet

September 24th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Sep 24 (DPA) Pop star Clay Aiken, the runner-up on American Idol in 2003 and one of the show’s most uccessful alumni, has revealed that he is gay, according to People Magazine.The latest cover of the popular celebrity magazine shows Aiken holding his infant son with the headline “Yes I’m Gay.” The magazine hits newsstands Friday.

“I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things,” says Aiken, 29, on the cover.

His son was born Aug 8 to friend Jaymes Foster. Aiken is currently starring on Broadway in the hit play Spamalot and has kept quiet until now on his sexuality, which has long been a topic of speculation and jokes.

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