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Abbie Chatfield and Darren Hayes on The Masked Singer.

Darren Hayes emotional Masked Singer reveal

Darren Hayes opened up about the challenges he has faced as a gay singer on last night’s The Masked Singer reveal. The 51-year-old musician was unmasked as Grim Reaper. He tearfully discussed his sexuality with panelist Abbie Chatfield. Hayes became emotional after she told him she loved his music and all the work he had …

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The Masked Singer: Are Grim Reaper & Cowgirl family?

The Masked Singer has returned to television screens across this wide, brown land. And queer viewers from coast to coast ask themselves, ‘Are Grim Reaper and Cowgirl family?’ Here at QNews, we say YES. (Spoilers ahead.) To be honest, when I first caught a glimpse of The Masked Singer ‘contestants’ on social media, I thought …

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Darren Hayes confirms his tell-all memoir is on the way

Darren Hayes is writing his first book, a tell-all memoir about his life. Publisher Penguin Books announced the project this week, with an expected release in late 2024. “I’ve been secretly telling stories about my life, through my music, since the very first Savage Garden single,” Darren said. “Back then my innermost thoughts were shrouded …

Darren Hayes splits from Richard Cullen

Darren Hayes splits from husband Richard Cullen after 17 years

Singer Darren Hayes has announced he’s sadly split from his husband of 17 years, Richard Cullen. The 50-year-old shared the news on Instagram, writing that his marriage has “gently and beautifully come to a rest”. Darren said they separated earlier this year, and are only going public about the split now. “I am an open …

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QNews Magazine Issue #531 | January 2023

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‘It pains me’: Darren Hayes cancels Gold Coast show in candid letter

Darren Hayes has cancelled his upcoming Gold Coast concert on his national tour and explained why in a candid message to fans on social media. The singer and former Savage Garden frontman, who’s from Queensland, confirmed the decision in a lengthy letter posted to Instagram. He cited the “financial and logistical nightmare” the live concert …

Darren Hayes and Bachelor Girl are touring together in summer 2023

Darren Hayes announces Bachelor Girl joining him on national tour

Darren Hayes says he’ll be singing along from side stage as Australian pop duo Bachelor Girl support him on his upcoming national tour. Bachelor Girl – Tania Doko and James Roche – are the supporting act on Darren Hayes’ national Do You Remember? tour in January and February 2023. The Australian shows are Darren’s first …

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Gay slurs: Darren Hayes’ dad was first to call him f_ggot

Darren Hayes says his introduction to abuse and gay slurs came early. He told BANG Showbiz his father was the first person to call him a f_ggot. The Homosexual singer described his father as a violent alcoholic. “My experience was so traumatising. I had a father who was a violent alcoholic and he used to …

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Darren Hayes reveals sad detail about iconic Savage Garden video

Darren Hayes has reflected on some of the “disgusting” homophobia he experienced and witnessed in the music industry earlier in his career, as he celebrates the release of his new solo album, simply titled Homosexual. The title of the new album, released last Friday, is Hayes’ way of reclaiming the “word the 11-year-old me used …

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Darren Hayes has titled his new album ‘Homosexual’

Darren Hayes has revealed the title of his new album, and it’s simply called Homosexual. Hayes confirmed the title shortly after releasing the album’s latest single. All You Pretty Things is a tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. “I named my album ‘Homosexual’ for a variety of reasons,” the singer explained. “The most …

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