In the statement, posted to his official Twitter account, the actor acknowledged there being rumours about his sexuality in the industry and beyond.
"I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man", Kevin said in the statement.
The tweet also briefly addressed allegations of sexual misconduct against 'Star Trek: Discovery' actor Anthony Rapp.
"I'm beyond horrified to hear his story", it said. "If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".
The full statement is below.
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What do you do in your day-to-day life?I was lucky enough to be introduced to circus by a local clown at the age of 6 years old, in my hometown of Maple Ridge, BC Canada. I can assure you that my everyday life is not as ’spectacular’ as you would expect from Circus Performer. There are no clown cars, no sawdust and definitely no pet tigers. Although, it’s very safe to say that I have spent close to 3000 hours of my life in a handstand and I’m only 22.Read more: