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WWE star Pat Patterson admits: I'm gay

In an emotional confession to some of his fellow wrestlers, WWE legend Pat Patterson came out and revealed that he was gay.

Patterson, 73, came out during a scene in the WWE reality series Legends' House, while seated at a table with wrestling royalty like 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, 'Mean' Gene Okerlund and Jimmy 'Mouth of the South Hart.'

The Canadian-born wrestling star said he'd kept his sexuality a secret for the last 50 years, but now says 'for the rest of my life, I want to be happy.'

Patterson, whose real name is Pierre Clermont, works for WWE as a creative consultant, and was the first Intercontinental Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.

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