Singer Ricky Martin says he struggled
with his sexual orientation in a new VH1 Behind the Music
special set to air on Sunday.
Martin came out gay last year on his
blog – writing that he was “a fortunate homosexual man” – and
subsequently talked about his experience in his memoir Me.
But the 39-year-old entertainer denied for years rumors he was gay.
Sunday's one-hour special, the Living La Vida Loca singer
talks about his struggle.
“I was trying to believe so hard from
the bottom of my heart that I was not gay because what I was
presenting on stage was not that,” Martin says. “So it was very
According to a press release, the
special will cover “how he balances his life as a father of twin
boys and as an international performer.”
“In this Behind the Music,
Rick Martin recounts his career from his early days with the Latin
pop group Menudo through his days as a soap opera star and finally to
his career as a music phenomenon.”