Singer Ricky Martin claims coming out gay was so amazing that he wishes he could do it a second time.

After years of denying rumors about his sexual orientation, Martin announced he is gay in 2010.

“If I knew how good it would feel, I would have done it a long time ago,” Martin told The Huffington Post. “Sometimes I'm like, 'Can I come out again?' because it really felt amazing. … I had no idea what the reaction was going to be; I just did it because I needed to feel free and happy. It's been beautiful.”

The 40-year-old Martin also touched on his HIV/AIDS activism, saying AIDS is not a gay disease.

“It's really sad when people say, 'Yeah, that's an issue for gays,' because it's not only the gay community that's struggling with AIDS – it's [heterosexual] men, women and children, too,” he said.

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