Singer Adam Lambert says he questioned
whether he had made a mistake by being too openly gay.
Speculation over Lambert's sexuality
reached a fever pitch as he competed to win season 8 of Fox's
In an upcoming VH1 Behind the Music
special to be broadcast on Sunday, Lambert discusses the hype.
“The article was speculating whether
or not I was gay or not, and whether or not America would vote for a
gay idol,” Lambert said, referring to an Entertainment Weekly
cover story published as the contest between himself and Kris Allen
was coming to a close.
“I remember reading it going, 'Why
does it matter? But I guess it does.'”
The hour-long VH1 special goes on to
cover Lambert's coming out gay on the cover of Rolling Stone.
remarks to Us
Magazine, the 29-year-old Lambert talks about the trepidation
he felt after coming out.
“It has caused controversy and at
first I got nervous,” he said. “This is a tricky career path,
especially since most musicians aren't as open as I am. At first I
thought, did I go too far? Was this a mistake? I realized I have to
trust my gut and be myself. I can't please everyone.”
Lambert was also asked whether he and
boyfriend Sauli Koskinen were planning to marry.
“I don't see myself getting married
in the future,” Lambert said.