New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight comes out

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File this one under And Now He's Gay. Former New Kids on the Block star and current regular person Jonathan Knight has just confirmed what ex-girlfriend Tiffany already knew. After being outed by the '80s mallrat (on Bravo, of all places), the aging pop singer issued the following statement:

I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago. I never knew that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay! Apparently the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption 'I am gay.' I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn't even know me!

I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further! My fellow band members don't discuss their private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay, I should have to discuss mine!

And he is just so excited! And so are we! Exclamation marks are infectious! Let's celebrate with this video of NKOTB's "You've Got It (The Right Stuff)"!

Note: This story has been edited due to what one very calm and collected commenter called an "epic error." We apologize for having alarmed so many of you — as far as we know, Jordan Knight is not gay. But if he is, you heard it here first.