Monday was a big day in the life of international pop sensation Ricky Martin, who revealed for the first time that he is a gay man.
On Tuesday, he offered his gratitude for the support he has received since making his announcement on his Web site in an emotional essay.
"I'm doing great!" the Latin heartthrob wrote on his Twitter page. "Stronger than ever!"
Ricky added that his heart was warmed by the messages people sent to him since his big announcement.
"I'm here relaxing @ home enjoying ur messages!I feel the love!" he wrote. "Thanx for all!peace."
Ricky, as per his usual Tweets, also wrote the message in Spanish.
"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Ricky said in a message posted on his offical Web site. "I am very blessed to be who I am."
Ricky said writing his memoir and thinking about his two twin sons led him to go public.
"To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment," he wrote.
Though the 38-year-old kept his sexuality private throughout most of his career, Ricky said he drew strength from that time.
"These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed," he continued. "What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening to me in this moment. The word 'happiness' takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution."
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