Sam Smith Confesses Coming Out at Age Four: Watch

Sam Smith, 2014.
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Sam Smith performs "I'm Not the Only One" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on October 14, 2014. 

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 four years old. My mum said she knew when I was like three. I didn't have to actually properly come out."

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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.