Former The Bachelor star Colton Underwood announced on Wednesday that he's gay.

In an exclusive interview on Good Morning America, Underwood told host Robin Roberts that he's finished “hating himself.”

“I've ran from myself for a long time. I've hated myself for a long time,” he said. “And I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. And the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but yeah. It’s been a journey for sure.”

“I'm emotional but in such a good happy, positive way. I'm the happiest and healthiest I've been in my life, and that means the world to me,” he said.

He said that “suicidal thoughts” led him to “take back control” of his life.

Underwood appeared on the 23rd season of the ABC reality series. He said that he thought getting on The Bachelor would lead to a happy marriage with a woman.