Bruce Jenner in an emotional disclosure on his transitional journey from male to female during his 20/20 special with Diane Sawyer on Friday, April 24 revisited some of the darkest times in his life.
During the interview, Jenner specifically revealed that he once contemplated suicide in 2013 whilst he progressed in the transition.
He’d added: “I thought, ‘I can’t do something like that. I want to know how this story ends.'”
Jenner’s hope is that his story will help and inspire others, but said he’s in no way the spokesperson for the transgender community. The interview will be his last as Bruce, and he will soon emerge as a woman.
And as it seems, Bruce Jenner is already inspiring people!
22-year-old singer Demi Lovato dedicated her song “Warrior” to him during her concert in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday.
She called Bruce “an American hero,” and spoke about her own issues with dealing with fame.
“All of a sudden this fame thing starts taking over and people know your name and boom, you’re in rehab — well, not everybody,” she joked. “And then you’re in headlines and then people know your problems now. And what’s incredible is an American hero, and an Olympian … to be honest I didn’t know who he was until Keeping up With the Kardashians … I just want to dedicate this song and it’s so cheesy that I’m even doing this, but f**k it, whatever.”
“By the way, I never thought I’d ever dedicate a song to him,” she added. “But he was honest and he was open with his story. No matter if you agree with it or not, he probably saved so many lives and educated so many people [about] transitioning into being a woman and [being] transgender and what that’s all about. … By the way, he looked fabulous. I could totally picture him with a martini glass, whipping his hair back and forth.”
Well, what do you think?