Gay Mathis Received Death Threats

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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Johnny Mathis has been linked to various ladies over the years. He had two paternity suits filed against him in the early 1970's. The outcome remains unknown because court documents were sealed.On his recent PBS special he talked about Deneice Williams and that they "had a relationship" and are still good friends.I would say Mr. Mathis is bisexual.Regardles of his sexual orientation he is pure class.
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