Pop singer Ricky Martin said he still suffers from PTSD from a 20-year-old interview he did with Barbara Walters in which she inquired about his sexuality.
Speaking to People to commemorate the month of June, what some people refer to as “Pride Month,” the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer said he gets a fit of anxiety when he reflects upon the interview with Barbara Walters. Though Ricky Martin openly declared his sexuality in 2010, rumors swirled prior to his coming out.
“You could stop these rumors,” Walters said at the time. “You could say, ‘Yes I am gay or no I’m not.’”
Martin responded, “I just don’t feel like it.”
According to Martin, he was still questioning his sexual orientation and did not want it to become a public spectacle. He told People that he felt “violated” at the time.
“When she dropped the question, I felt violated because I was just not ready to come out. I was very afraid,” he said, getting