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Former Bath winger Levi Davis comes out as bisexual

Former Bath winger Levi Davis comes out as bisexual
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Former Bath winger Levi Davis comes out as bisexual, revealing that he told his teammates the news on their group WhatsApp chat.

Former Bath winger Levi Davis has revealed that he is bisexual, months after coming out to his teammates on their group WhatsApp chat.

The 22-year-old completed a permanent move to London-based Championship side Ealing Trailfinders last month after almost three years at Bath.

In an in-depth interview with the Daily Mail, Davis - also known for an appearance on ITV's The X Factor: Celebrity last year - opened up on his personal life, admitting that his struggles with his sexuality had led to problems with alcohol and his mental health.

"I had hidden it well but I couldn't keep it secret any longer," he said. "I had to tell [my teammates], all of them, not just a few. I didn't want it to turn into Chinese whispers. So, on the spur of the moment, I put it on our WhatsApp group.

"Thankfully we can now discuss mental health more openly. And in the same way, I want people to feel that they can be who they are and that it is OK to be who they are. Hiding who you are can kill you – and has killed people.

"I don't know yet where I am going, but by talking today I can walk hand-in-hand with whoever I want and it won't matter any more because it's out there."

During his time on The X Factor, Davis formed a boyband called 'Try Star' with fellow rugby stars Thom Evans and Ben Foden, making it as far as the semi-finals.


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