I thought people knew I was gay: Elton John

Singer Elton John says he always thought his homosexuality was 'common knowledge' which is why he never officially came out.

hidden July 19, 2012 17:07:37 IST
I thought people knew I was gay: Elton John

London: Singer Elton John says he always thought his homosexuality was "common knowledge" which is why he never officially came out until he was asked directly.

The 65-year-old, who married partner Renate Blauel in 1984 before confirming he was gay in 1988, says he was "waiting" to be asked about his sexual preferences, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

I thought people knew I was gay Elton John

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Asked by 'Today' host Matt Lauer why he didn't come out until he was in his 40s, he said: "Nobody asked me. When (journalist) Cliff Jahr asked me in Rolling Stone, 'I'm gonna ask you a question, but if you don't want to answer it, I'm gonna turn the tape recorder off.'

"And I said, 'You're gonna ask me if I'm gay or not.' And he said, 'How did you know that?' I said, 'I've been waiting for people to ask me this. It's not exactly a secret. I live with my manager. I'm openly gay outside. I don't have a girlfriend. And nobody's ever actually out - I just thought it was common knowledge.' "

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