Gay Mathis Received Death Threats

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Crooner JOHNNY MATHIS stopped advertising his concerts 20 years ago because he was sick of being greeted by death threats at every venue.

The WHEN A CHILD IS BORN singer became the target of homophobic bigots after he first announced he was gay - and feared turning up at certain venues after receiving threats.

He tells Britain's Sunday Express, "I've had a few death threats from the Southern states (in America). They didn't like my sexual orientation.

"I didn't like the attention, so 20 years ago, I decided to perform without publicising the concerts with interviews.

"I'd had enough exposure and was concerned about what came with it."


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I think Johnny Mathis is fantastic. One hell of a singer and still good looking. Most of all he is and always has been A CLASS ACT. Who cares about his personal life. I'll go to every concert to see him that I can. Joan
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He is absolutely wonderful. I wish I could see him every year. My son is gay, and I love him too. They are wonderful, sensitive men. EILEEN
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