90s Teen Heartthrob Comes Out

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Popular 90s star Kavana, has revealed in a new interview that he is gay.


The 36 year-old singer, whose real name is Anthony Kavanagh, told Now Magazine that he was “almost embarrassed” that he has never publicly come out as gay, but that the reason was that “no one’s ever asked!”

Kavana in 2013
Kavana in 2013

Kavana, who appears on ITV2’s The Big Reunion said,  “Part of me is almost embarrassed it’s taken me so long to publicly say I’m gay. Here I am, aged 36, coming out – what am I doing?

“I’ve never come out publicly because no one’s ever asked! It’s become this huge elephant in the room.”

Kavana, who had hits in the late 90s with Special Kind of Something, Crazy Chance and Thank You, also admitted that he never came out to his parents, “When I was involved in my first relationship with a guy, I told my sister Angela at her 40th birthday party. We were doing the can-can and I just said: ‘Oh, by the way, I’m gay!’

“I never told my mum or dad. My mum’s in a care home now. She’s got Alzheimer’s – it’s almost too late now to tell her. I don’t think it would do her any favours to let her know. My dad passed away four years ago.”

Watch Kavana perform ‘I Can Make You Feel Good‘ on Top Of The Pops.

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