Cliff Richard has spoken about his sexuality in an Australian TV interview – watch below.
The pop legend, who has just released his 100th album, The Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook, has been surrounded by rumours about his sexuality for much of his career, and was asked about them during an interview with Music Nobility.
Asked whether these rumours “hurt” him, the Mistletoe and Wine singer replied: “No. It did when I was young. It hurt my family a lot, of course. But who cares?”
He continued: “It doesn’t really matter to me any more. I have got gay friends. Most people have gay friends. If I was gay would it make any difference? Would you not come to my concerts because I was gay? I hope not.”
Discussing why he has never married, the 73-year-old singer said: “I never felt that it was the right time. I can do the things I want to do. I can go and meet my fans all over the world. I don’t have a responsibility because I always felt that marriage would be the major responsibility of your life, and if a child came along, a multi-major responsibility. No getting out of that one.”
Richard speaks about sexuality and marriage in the final minute of the interview below.
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