There was a time that the late rocker Kurt Cobain wondered if he was gay.
The Nirvana frontman, who committed suicide in 1994, hung out with girls in high school and says people thought he was gay.
‘I even thought that I was gay,’ he says in an interviewed that has surfaced as part of the PBS series Blank on Blank. (See video below)
‘I thought that might be the solution to my problem,’ he also said. ‘Although I never experimented with it, I had a gay friend, and then my mother wouldn’t allow me to be friends with him anymore, because she’s homophobic.’
Cobain added: ‘It was real devastating because finally I found a male friend who I actually hugged and was affectionate too, and we talked about a lot of things. I couldn’t hang out with him anymore.’
Cobain’s points to his parent’s divorce during his childhood as a devastating event that rocked him deeply. He ‘felt so different and so crazy’ that people basically left him alone in high school.
‘I always felt they would vote me most likely to kill everyone at the high school dance.’
Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression during the last years of his life as well as difficulties coping with his fame, public image, and the pressures surrounding himself and wife Courtney Love.
Cobain was just 27 years old when he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994.