London: Sir Elton John has said that he never actively hid his sexuality - insisting that no one had ever asked him if he was gay.
In a new US TV interview, the 65-year-old singer said that he assumed it was “common knowledge” that everyone knew he was homosexual.
He came out as bisexual in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 1976, before going to marry German woman Renate Blauel in Australia in 1984.
However, following their divorce, he told the same magazine he felt “comfortable” being gay in 1988.
“Nobody asked me. When (journalist) Cliff Jahr asked me in Rolling Stone, ‘I’m gonna ask you a question, but if you don’t want to answer it, I’m gonna turn the tape recorder off’,” the Daily Mail Quoted him as saying on TV show ‘Today’.
“And I said, ‘You’re gonna ask me if I’m gay or not.’ And he said, ‘How did you know that?’
“I said, ‘I’ve been waiting for people to ask me this. It’s not exactly a secret. I live with my manager. I’m openly gay outside. I don’t have a girlfriend. And nobody’s ever actually out -- I just thought it was common knowledge’,” he said.