Sam Smith Talks Coming Out at Age 4

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"I came out at a very, very young age," Smith tells Ellen DeGeneres

Sam Smith stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and talked about his decision to go public about being gay, ahead of his debut album release.

"It didn't feel like a coming out," said the British singer. "I came out when I was like 4 years old. My mum said she knew when I was like 3. I didn't have to actually properly come out."

Smith said he felt like he had to mention being gay before he released his first record so that people didn't feel like he was talking about it after its release as a publicity stunt. The "Stay With Me" singer also addressed rumors he doesn't want to be a "spokesperson for the gay community." Watch below.

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