TJ Osborne opened up about how he’s been received by the country music fans since coming out as gay.
"It's a hard thing to describe and a very difficult thing to go through, and I even had a lot of support around me. But once I finally came out, I didn't really understand the magnitude of how much people cared about me and loved me and supported me," the country star told the outlet. "Had I known that the whole time, I would have done it probably a long time ago and saved myself a lot of strife."
The crooner added, “Anyone out there, if you're dealing with that, there's people that love you and people that support you a lot. Feel encouraged by that."
TJ came out as gay in a February 3 interview with TIME, telling the publication at the time: "I'm very comfortable being gay. I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don't have a problem with. That feels so strange."
Speaking on how his fans and loved ones have accepted him being gay, the 36-year-old told CBS This Morning that he’s received more love than he imagined.
"It has been a tsunami of love, almost to the point that it was hard for me to comprehend it for several days,” said the 36-year-old, who has known of his sexuality since his youth. "My close family and friends have known for a while. At the same time, I felt publicly I was stuck in a second gear phase.”
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