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WATCH: "I survived all this being gay," WWE star's teary admission

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 17 June 2014 10:51 Written by // Sabine Brix

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

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Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

Comments (1)

  • Sally Goldner

    17 June 2014 at 10:56 |
    First and foremost from one human to another I (As a well known trans and bi fan of WWE) wish Pat every happiness from here on in.

    It is pretty hard though as an advocate to avoid stating the obvious: that someone who has seen so much stigma is able to finally come out has to be a sign of progress.

    a definite clean-cut pinfall victory!

    And that's the bottom line, coz @salgoldsaidso

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