Singer is proud to be homosexual

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Ricky Martin has come out as gay.

The singer, 38, has posted an open letter on his official website.

‘I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,’ it reads. ‘I am very blessed to be who I am.’

Ricky decided to address rumours about his sexuality after starting work on his autobiography.

‘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,’ he writes.

Ricky fathered twin boys with an undisclosed surrogate in August 2008.

He shot to fame in the UK with his hit record Livin’ La Vida Loca in 1999.

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