When Jason Collins publicly came out as a gay man last month in Sports Illustrated, he received (for the most part) lots of support from his family, friends, teammates and even President Barack Obama!
But before the 34-year-old NBA star decided to go public with his sexual orientation, he had some nervous jitters. Sunday on Oprah Winfrey's Next Chapter, Jason explained he had "so much angst" about "making a decision—a declaration like this" to the world.
"Yes, I'm making a big declaration, but also trying to remain as private in my private life as possible," he told Oprah. "I think you more than most can attest to, 'Yes, you're a public figure, but we have private lives."