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12723217, Johnny's info (swipe)
Posted by revolution75, Tue Feb-10-15 11:33 AM

Amid queries regarding his homosexuality, his agent would only allude to it by saying, "Chances are" and " It's Not For Me To Say", which were recordings the artist had made. In a 1982 Us Magazine article, Mathis was quoted as having said, "Homosexuality is a way of life that I've grown accustomed to." Us Magazine later retracted the statement. After more than twenty years of silence on the subject, Mathis revealed in an interview in 2006 that his silence was due to death threats he received as a result of that 1982 article. On April 13, 2006, Mathis granted a podcast interview with The Strip in which he talked about the subject once again, and how some of his reticence to speak of the subject was partially generational.