Friday, August 20, 2010
Ricky Martin: 'Me' Memoir Is a 'Spiritual Journey'
Ricky Martin is getting even more personal and set to release his memoir 'Me' on Nov. 2. The 'Livin' La Vida Loca' singer will open up about everything from his experiences in Menudo to his sexuality and fatherhood.
"From the moment I wrote the first phrase, I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating," he said (via CNN.)
The Puerto Rican singer said that preparing to write the book was one of the reasons he decided to reveal earlier this year that he is gay.
Martin said in a statement Thursday that the project led him to extract memories that he had erased from his mind and the book was not easy to write but allowed for an "incredible spiritual journey."
In March, he dropped the bombshell about his sexuality and posted the following message on his official Web site :"Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment. These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed ... I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."
The 'Livin' La Vida Loca' singer is a single dad to twin sons, who were born via a surrogate in August 2008.
"This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now," Martin wrote.