Boxer Yusaf Mack Comes Out As Gay, Says Daughter Told Him To Kill Himself

There has been yet another turn in the story of a Philadelphia boxer named Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack, who just days ago came out as bisexual after initially claiming he was drugged into performing in a gay porn film.

“I’m gay. I’m tired of holding it in,” Mack told Fox 29 in a new interview taped earlier this week. “It is what it is. I live my life.”

Last week, the 35-year-old self-proclaimed “straight father-of-ten” claimed gay porn producers for The Dog Pound lied to him about the nature of the film and slipped a drug into his drink.

In the new interview, Mack admits that he’s known he was gay for “about eight years” and calls the drug allegations ” a lie… to try to cover myself up.”

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Mack says he was “down and out” when he agreed to take part in the film. “I asked friends, they wouldn’t help me, so I did what I had to do.”

When news broke about his involvement in the film, he said he couldn’t “hide it anymore.”

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The anxiety led to depression and suicidal thoughts.

“I was hurt. Like to myself. Then I think about my children, like how am I gonna explain this to my children. I called a couple of my friends and told them ’I’m thinking about killing myself.’”

Although Mack says his friends have been supportive of him, his 23-year-old daughter hasn’t been as accepting.

“Kill yourself,” she told her father, “You embarrass us.”

Mack says he threw the phone down when she told him those harsh words. “All I could say was, ‘You’re right.’”

But he’s not letting any of that get him down.

“I’m free, I’m happy,” he said. “The truth is out, and I’m sorry. … You don’t like me or love me, regardless I’m still me. When you see me on the streets, I’m still Yusaf Mack.”

Watch his interview below:

h/t: gawker