Sam Smith says he doesn’t identify with either gender (Picture: AFP)Sam Smith has said he thinks his gender is ‘non-binary’ as he doesn’t identify with being either male or female.
The Stay With Me singer opened up about his sexuality in a new interview with Jameela Jamil and discussed his thoughts towards to gender on I Weigh, saying: ‘I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between – it’s all on a spectrum.’
He explained: ‘When I saw the word non-binary and gender queer and read into it… I thought, “f*ck that is me,” You do not identify in a gender. You are just you.
‘You are a mixture of all things. You are your own special creation. That is how I take it.’
Sam credited his honest chat with Jameela for ‘changing his life’ (Picture: Instagram)Sam said he thinks the same about sexuality, adding: ‘You fall in love with people, not genitals. I’ve tried to change that into my thoughts on gender.’
Discussing his struggle with identifying himself, Sam said that he had considered having a sex change in the past because he thinks of himself as more ‘feminine’, but decided against the idea.
‘I’ve always had a bit of a war in body and my mind, I do think like a woman in my head at times,’ he confessed.
Sam also spoke about his battle with his weight and admitted he had ‘liposuction’ at just 12 years old.
It’s not the first time he has addressed his struggles with his weight, as Sam confessed to ‘starving himself’ before photoshoots in a candid Instagram post last month.
Sharing his chat with Jameela on his Instagram page, Sam told fans he had been ‘so nervous’ before the interview, but credited it for ‘changing his life’.
He wrote: ‘ I know this sounds dramatic but this interview completely changed my life. Being able to talk so openly about my body issues and feeling so safe whilst doing it was truly liberating.
I am so thankful to Jameela and her team for this opportunity and being so respectful and kind to me. It took a lot for me to do this and I was so nervous.’
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