Donnie McClurkin, an American gospel singer, has revealed that he may likely end up for the rest of his life being alone due to his struggle with sexuality.
According to Yahoo News, McClurkin had in an interview in a recent episode of TV One’s Uncensored admitted that he still had urges to be with men but chose not to, he compared his struggle with homosexuality to diabetes.
According to him, his dream of ever wanting to have a family of his own may not be realised due to his past relationships with men and women.
He said: “I don’t eat sugar, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t want sugar.
“I didn’t know really what a woman wanted.
“I’ve messed up more than I’ve had good. My past relationships were a sprinkling of everything – men and women.
“When things get rough I go back into my safe place – my music and my ministry.
“Never having a long-term relationship in my life and never being married, I chalked that up. I will probably be alone for the rest of my life as far as a mate is concerned.”
In 2016, McClurkin had the chance to a step closer to be a family man after rumours suggest that he is engaged with Nicole C. Mullen, another American gospel singer. However, the latter spoke out publicly to set the record straight.
“We are heading towards marriage, but we are honoring protocol 1st!,” Mullen wrote online.
Apparently, that did not work out for him as he insists that marriage will be the only thing that could make the difference in his life.
“Honestly, the only thing in my life that is missing is marriage. The only thing that is missing in my life that can cause real family, is marriage. Financially, I’m there. Spiritually, I’m almost there. Emotionally, I’m getting it together,” McClurkin told faith-based TV host Matt Crouch.
“But the only thing that’s missing out of everything that I’m doing locally, cross country and globally is that aspect that makes family, family — is that wife that would make man whole, that element that brings favor to man,” he said.
McClurkin, 61, had previously written about his struggles with his attraction to men, blaming his desires on being a victim of child molestation, saying that there many who want to be freed from it.
“These tendencies surfaced because a broken man thrust an 8-year-old boy into this whirlwind. Thus my first sexual relationship was with a man,” said the gospel veteran. “Before I could ever know the purpose or pleasure of a woman, have my first date or even my first kiss, the wound was inflicted, and the seed was planted.
“There may be some who will read this and resent some of the statements made about homosexuality. I understand.
“Some have no desire to change this lifestyle. But there are countless numbers of people who are not happy in this lifestyle and want to be freed from it,” the medium quoting him.