Knight took to NKOTB's official website to address the recent controversy surrounding news of him being a gay man. "I have never been outed by anyone but myself!" he wrote. "I did so almost twenty years ago. I never know that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay [sic]."
While many openly gay entertainers have been featured on the cover of magazines, discussing their lifestyle, Knight never felt that was the route he needed to take. "Apparently the pre requiste to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption 'I am gay [sic],'" the singer continued. "I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn't even know me!"
Just like his fellow NKOTB mates, Knight will continue to keep his private life under wraps, which may be a reason why some of his fans never knew he was a homosexual man to begin with. "I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further!" he stated. "My fellow band members don't discuss their private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay, I should have to discuss mine!"
In related NKOTB news, Jonathan, Jordan, Joey, Donnie and Danny, alongside the Backstreet Boys, recently announced they will perform at Boston's legendary Fenway Park on Saturday, June 11.
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