Nation singer T.J. Osborne is feeling freer now than he ever anticipated to after publicly coming out as gay.
Following the 36-year-old Brothers Osborne frontman sharing his story in a TIME journal interview on Wednesday, Feb. 3, he opened up throughout his Feb. 4 look on The Ellen DeGeneres Present in regards to the intense feelings related to this journey.
“Simply listening to you say that simply truthfully made me so emotional,” the performer mentioned in a preview video from the episode after host Ellen DeGeneres talked about in his introduction that he had simply come out. “I am attempting to not cry on nationwide tv proper now.”
T.J. defined that this has been a brand new expertise for him, given that he’s not usually one to share a lot about his private life.
“I believe it is form of the actually lovely factor in all of this for me is, I’ve actually by no means come out to very many individuals,” he shared. “I’ve solely executed it to a couple folks, primarily as a result of I discover it simply actually awkward and uncomfortable. And so it has been a very wild expertise to have come out to only a few folks, though plenty of my family and friends knew already, to then form of come out publicly in a single huge fell swoop, which was in some methods good, in different methods simply made for a really emotional day.”