Joe McElderry, 19, X Factor winner, recently announced that he is gay.
It seems that hackers broke into his account saying as a joke that he is gay which made the young singer to put his true feeling out.
The hackers wrote: ‘It’s been difficult living a lie for so many years…’
Later, the singer wrote on his official website: ‘I have always been a very honest person and so it is important for me to continue to be honest.
‘It has been the most amazing year so far and I feel so privileged. It’s also been a time of real self realization and I feel as if I have grown up so much in these few months.
‘There has been speculation about my sexuality in the past and I have always been honest at the time I have been asked.
‘Over the past few weeks I have really had time to reflect and to realize who I am. I spoke to my friends and family about this in the last few days and it was important to do the same for you all as you have been so supportive.
‘I have had nothing but support from you and many of you have been very open in saying that you will continue to support me whatever my sexuality. It is important to me to let you know first, so that you know the stories in the papers are true. I made the choice to speak openly about this.’
He added: ‘Everything is going well and I’m really happy to be able to move forward from here.’
Even if Joe was initially angry at the Twitter hackers, he replied: ‘Well, they’re not that far from the truth. I think the Twitter thing was the point when I realized I was gay,’ he told The Sun.
‘I’m feeling good about it, it’s liberating. Now I can just get on with my life,’ he said.