Lance Bass recalls how ‘N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone found out he was gay

'Joey walked in on me with the guy I was dating just kind of sitting on my lap. Straight guys don’t do that'

Lance Bass recalls how ‘N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone found out he was gay
07 March 2014

Lance Bass may have come out to the world back in 2006 but his ‘N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone was already in on the news.

In fact, Fatone found out years earlier while the band was still together.

‘Joey walked in on me with the guy I was dating just kind of sitting on my lap. Straight guys don’t do that,’ recalled this week on Access Hollywood.

‘He was like, "Dude, I don’t care." I’m like, "Surprise!" Joey was just like, "Dude, I don’t care. I have so many gay friends – I don’t care."’

At that point, Bass figured it was time to share the news with the rest of the band: Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, and Chris Kirkpatrick.

‘It was a few months after that before I told the [rest of] the guys,’ Bass said. ‘I don’ t think anyone was surprised.’

The group, which sold more than 50 million albums, broke up in 2002 when Timberlake launched a solo career. They reunited onstage last year when Timberlake was honored at the MTV Music Awards.

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