Clay Aiken Interview – “I was terrified to come out here on stage…”

Clay Aiken is interviewed by Entertainment Tonight from the backstage of the musical Spamalot in NYC, where he’s in the midst of his second run as Sir Robin.

He tells ET he took the Broadway gig to be able to spend more time with his three-and-a-half-month-old son Parker, and the baby’s mother and good friend, Jaymes Foster.

Clay admits he was “terrified” about performing on Broadway the week after he came out, fearing he’d get booed. Of course that didn’t happen–he was greeted with cheers and applause instead.

Life since Clay’s coming-out as a gay man has been so normal, he now realizes the friends who were urging him to do it were…absolutely right.

ETA: Rodney Ho (got me Rodney! Heh) reports that a Clay Aiken True Hollywood Story will debut on E! December 12….

Check out the Video interview, after the Jump…

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