Colton Haynes has publicly come out in an interview.
The actor was already out to friends and family but, so even though he's been out to those close to him, he chose to remain silent. Like many actors in Hollywood he knew how judgmental some could be.
Haynes became a teen heartthrob with his roles as Jackson Whittemore on MTV's hit "Teen Wolf" and as Arsenal on The CW's "Arrow". But he stepped away and sought help for issues with anxiety.
"I've had terminal anxiety my entire life", he said. "Physically ill, fainting. I'm 27 years old, and I have an ulcer. I had to step back".
In January a fan mentioned the actor's "secret gay past", on a Tumblr post and Haynes responded "Was it a secret?"
That set off a firestorm which the star said completely shocked him. He wasn't at the point yet where he wanted to discuss his sexuality. Haynes said: "I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn't ready".
"It took me so long to get to this point, but I'm doing so good", he said. "I'm happier than I've ever been, and healthier than I've ever been, and that's what I care about", he added.
Haynes feels happy after coming out