Now that country star Chely Wright has come out, she discusses the difficulty she faced coming to grips with her self. And that includes a difficult time with bigoted fellow singer, John Rich.
“Early in my life I went through what I think a lot of gay people go through, thinking that I could change and pray it away,” said Chely.
As she tells Access Hollywood, her lowest point came during a discussion with Rich.
“He said, "You're not gay are you?!" I said, "No, John, I'm not." He said, "Good, thank God." And that began a spiral for me. I had a meltdown shortly after that.”
It go so bad that she considered shooting herself with a loaded gun.
“I was looking at myself in a mirror…as I was about to do it. I just looked at myself and something snapped and I started to cry…and I realized I have too much to live for. I may lose my career in country music, that will break my heart, but it's okay. I have a lot of different pieces of my heart that matter and that's what I've come to learn.”
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