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Chris Martin opens up about childhood battle with sexuality, 'I was terrified'

ANI | Updated: Dec 04, 2019 09:18 IST

Washington D.C [USA], Dec 4 (ANI): Singer Chris Martin recently opened up about his experiences as a teenager trying to discover his sexuality which sometimes really annoyed him.
The 'Coldplay' crooner told Rolling Stone that he faced "terrible turmoil" while coming into his own as a young man and battled societal and religious tension in addition to coping with his own homophobia, reported Fox News.
"When I went to boarding school, I walked a bit funny and I bounced a bit, and I was also very homophobic because I was like, 'If I'm gay, I'm completely f---ed for eternity,'" the 42-yer-old singer said. "And I was a kid, like, you know, discovering sexuality ... 'Maybe I'm gay, maybe I'm this, maybe I'm that I can't be this.' I was terrified."
"It can be brutal until you realize everyone is going through this," Martin added.
The 'Paradise' singer recounted instances where he tolerated harassment from his "hardcore" classmates, whom he now believes might have also been "going through their thing."
"For a few years, they were very much like, 'You're definitely gay,' in quite a full-on manner, quite aggressively telling me that," Martin recalled. "It was weird for me for a few years."
The former husband of Gwyneth Paltrow - with whom he shares two children - said his religious upbringing led him to believe homosexuality was "wrong" and caused further worry about his sexuality. (ANI)