Louis Walsh planted fake stories to cover up sexuality of Boyzone’s Stephen Gately

Louis Walsh has revealed he had a role in covering up the sexuality of late Boyzone singer Stephen Gately.

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Stephen Gately enjoyed success in the 1990s with the boyband, but was forced to come out in gay in 1999 after The Sun newspaper printed a story about him.

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The singer tied the knot to partner Andrew Cowles in 2003, but died of a congenital heart defect aged just 33, in 2009.

Speaking to Radio 2’s Paper Cuts series, former Boyzone manager Louis Walsh admitted that he had helped Gately stay in the closet for as long as he did, Pink News reports.

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