Bass regrets hiding his sexual preference

April 21st, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin  


London, April 21 (IANS) Former ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass wishes he had not waited for four years after his group took a break to reveal that he was gay. He hesitated to make the revelation earlier for fear that it might hurt the planned reunion. Bass came out in an article in 2006 and admits he could not come out earlier because it would have negatively affected his bandmates’ careers.

Contactmusic.com quoted him as saying: “I was very scared of ruining my four best friends’ careers. The ignorance in me thought that if I did reveal that, then our whole life would crash and the group would end because everyone would hate us. But now I see how stupid that was, and I wish I could go back and be able to tell the world who I really was.

“I think it would have been fine. My fans have always stood by me, and they haven’t changed. And I think it would have been great to be able to come out at the height of like the ‘N Sync heyday - I think it could have helped a lot of people.”

The group never did reunite and looks very unlikely that they ever will.

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