Retired pro boxer Yusaf Mack announced
this week that he's gay.
Last week, the 35-year-old father of 10
claimed that he had no knowledge of starring in a gay adult film. He
responded to questions about the film by claiming that he was drugged
and forced into performing.
Under threat of a lawsuit from the
company that produced the film, Mack issued an apology and announced
that he's bisexual.
Mack began an interview with
Fox 29 by saying that he's gay.
“I'm gay. I'm tired of holding it
in. It is what it is. I live my life. I'm gay,” he said, adding
that he's known about his sexual orientation for “about eight
He said that he filmed porn because he
was “down and out” and that news of the film surfacing “hurt”
him and drove him to thoughts of suicide. He added that his oldest
daughter told him he was an embarrassment to the family and that he
should kill himself.
Mack said he's no longer suicidal.
“The truth is out, and I'm sorry,”
he said. “You gonna like me or love me regardless. I'm still me.
So, when you see me on the streets, I'm still Yusaf Mack.”