Glee star Kevin McHale comes out as gay in tweet about Ariana Grande

Glee actor Kevin McHale has come out as gay via Twitter.

The critically-acclaimed performer, 29, made the announcement in a message posted to the micro-blogging site on Saturday.

Specifically, he included the declaration in a tribute to Ariana Grande’s latest song.

Bursting with pride, he wrote: "#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT. Ty @arianaGrande."

The post marks the first time he’s ever publicly acknowledged his sexuality.

Naturally, the tweet was ‘liked’ more than 8,000 times and generated in excess of 2,000 shares.

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Hundreds of followers also praised the star for his courage and transparancy.

One said: "Y’all have no clue how much I am living for this coming out if that’s what it is. No heartfelt speeches, just normalcy. Isn’t it refreshing?"

Another said: "So proud. We love you."

A third chimed in: "You’re so brave and still so loved by everybody. Thank you for your honesty."

Their joy comes shortly after Kevin dropped a huge hint about his sexuality via Instagram.

Last week, the 29-year-old posted a picture of him snuggled-up with fellow actor Austin McKenzie. He simply captioned it: "#mycoachella."

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Kevin played wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams in the hit musical comedy

Since the show ended in 2015, he has appeared in a host of other low-key shows, such as HeILA, When We Rise and We Bare Bears.

Previously, he appeared in The Office and True Blood.


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