Brian Kennedy’s double life becomes a story of hope and inspiration to millions of young people.
Today, CMF celebrates the story on one artist who made a difference in the music world and to those who have dealt with personal turmoil before coming out and living life the way it should be. Brian Kennedy is a fine example. If you have followed his career you would understand the kind of double life he led. Society imposes this on celebrities making them as the perfect ‘role model’. There is a price you have to pay for fame sometimes-it is called living a lie.
In September 1 2009, The Telegraph featured and exclusive story which revealed his coming out torment as well as discussing his book The Arrival of Fergal Flynn. He further states : “It looks like you’re ashamed of something, which I’m certainly not. I’m the most reluctant role model there is because I don’t feel qualified enough.
“But I wanted to let people know, especially young people, that it’s not a bad thing to be gay — it’s a good thing to be gay.
“I think if you’re happy and confident about your sexuality then the press tend to ignore it.”
Well done Brian! So proud of you.
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PRESENTED BY TOM MILLETT
If there were a special award for being multi-gifted, then Brian Kennedy would surely walk away with it. A critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and proven radio/television presenter, he is now acknowledged as an author of considerable worth, having produced a series of short stories and two novels (with a third on the way) – not surprisingly, for a lyricist of his calibre.
The common denominator of all his talents is easy to spot. Quite simply, he is a natural communicator! No more so than in his live concerts. In the firm belief that ‘music is the language of emotion,’ he takes his audiences on a roller coaster ride for a full two hours and still finds the energy to meet up with them after each show. But the casual manner and good-humoured banter on and off stage, belie the hard work and early struggles of a man who seems born to perform, spellbinding his audiences while making it all look easy.
Tune in again tomorrow!!!