It’s really great when you have a talent and it doesn’t matter whether you’re gay or not. The most important thing is the audience, which wants to listen to your songs. Don’t be afraid to show your true feelings.
An out gay former Superbowl star has turned his hand to singing as he appeared on The Voice in a stunning blind audition. Former NFL star Esera Tuaolo appeared on The Voice US this week as the show returned for a new season. He sang ‘Rise Up’ causing two of the judges to turn around.
This year’s judges include Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Out gay former NFL player: ‘Life is great now’ that I came out Needless to say there were heated words as the two judges fought to get Tuaolo onto their respective teams.
He has rarely spoken out about coming out or life as a gay NFL player. But on the Voice he addressed issues he faced after coming out. He said: “When I finished in the NFL, I came out to my family. When I said those words for the first time; when I said that ‘I was gay’, it was like this huge mountain just crumbled.” “I felt light as a feather but when I jumped on the scale I was still that 6-foot-4-inch, 300-pound Samoan that’s gay and played in the NFL.”