Aussie swimming legend Ian Thorpe has reportedly admitted that he is gay.
The 31-year-old has recorded an emotional tell-all interview with British journalist Sir Michael Parkinson which is due to air on Network Ten this evening.
According to Newscorp, in the interview Thorpe reveals that he is a homosexual and discusses how he has battled depression for years while trying to cover-up his sexuality.
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Social media is being flooded with support for the Olympic champion, with fellow swimmer Stephanie Rice among those to comment. She tweeted “Thorpie is and always will be a superstar in my eyes.”