WATCH: "I survived all this being gay," WWE star's teary admission
WWE Hall of famer and wrestling great Pat Patterson has come out publicly for the first time on an episode of reality TV show Legend's House.
The 73-year-old wrestling hero made the admission on a recent episode of the U.S reality TV show which follows eight WWE legends as they reunite and get acquinted with their new neighbours.
Although Patterson's sexual orientation is well-known within wrestling circles, he has never outed himself publicly, revealing his relief in finally being able to be himself after years of concealing his indentity.
"Sitting here tonight I am going to say something that I would never want to say publicly, but being here with you guys - for once in my life I am going to be me now," he admitted.
"I survived all this being gay. I lived with that for 50 years."
Watch Pat Patterson coming out on Legend's House