Rocker Adam Lambert says gay teens struggling with their sexuality must first love themselves.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, Lambert said being an openly gay celebrity was an opportunity to help people.

When asked if stardom comes with a degree of social responsibility, Lambert answered: “It's an amazing opportunity to help people. It is more than the music. It's a lifestyle thing. And I think that there isn't a ton of visibility for gays and lesbians.”

Lambert added that anyone struggling with their sexuality must first love themselves.

“I think at the end of the day, you really have to just close your eyes and focus on who you are and what you want. You've got to be in love with yourself in order to love anybody else or in order to get along with anybody else.”

“Are you there?” the interviewer asked.

“I'm so in love with myself!” the 29-year-old Lambert answered. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Lambert also confirmed rumors that he's got someone special in his life, but didn't name his boyfriend. (The Internet says it's Finnish reality star Sauli Koskinen.)