Huey Lewis says former MTV VJ Dave
Holmes' teenage gay crush on him is “sweet.”
Holmes made the revelation in an
It Gets Better video to help troubled gay teens considering
In the video, Holmes talks about
discovering his sexuality in his teenage years.
“In my teenage years, when puberty
happened and sexual feelings started to pop up, I had them. And I
had them about men. I had them about Huey Lewis. The first few
seconds of that I Want A New Drug video still get me to this
day,” he says over a video clip of the Huey Lewis And The News
single, which features Lewis in bed nude except for a strategically
placed sheet. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
Lewis, who recently released a new
studio album titled Soulsville, a tribute album to the '60s
soul songs of the Memphis-based Stax record label, said he was
“flattered” by the admission.
“That's cute. I'm flattered! That's
sweet,” the 60-year-old Lewis told Entertainment Weekly's
Dave Karger after he played Holmes' video for him.