9Music fans who still love to listen to tunes of yesteryears that deserve a second listening would surely know the legendary artist Henry Rollins whose initial contact with fame came with his role as the lead singer of Rollins band and the Black Flag which were the flavors of the 1980s and the 90s.
The multitalented entertainer whose occupation extends to various areas like journalism, acting, singing, comedy, writing, motivational speaking, radio hosting, and a lot more has been active in the industry from 1980 till present. His genres which include alternative metal, hardcore punk, spoken words, and comedy have been explored through the practice of his multi-faceted career life.
Born in Washington DC on the 13th day of February 1961, Henry Collins joined the punk band known as Black Flag in his early teens, he recorded some success as a spoken word artist after he left the band in 1986 and founded his Rollins Band which had several tours between 1987 and 2003 and also in 2006. The acting profession was added to the singer’s resume when he started appearing in several movies and television drama series. The Henry Rollins Show which spanned between 2006 and 2007 was his own TV program. This multi-talented entertainer has authored some books and audio books which are quite popular with fans.
Wife or Girlfriend; Is Henry Rollins Married or Gay?
Sources have it that Henry Rollins expressed his dissatisfaction with homosexual magazines that repeatedly interviewed him with the belief that he must be gay; according to him, there is nobody on earth that is as obviously un-gay as he is. It is also said that the former Black Flag frontman has not cultivated any romantic relationship with the opposite sex and as a result, has remained childless till date.
On his own part, Henry sees himself as a loner who has no desire for a wife or even to father a few kids. He simply prefers his own company and is comfortable with doing things alone, but that does not mean that the former punk legend dislikes people. In fact, he really connects with people when and if he decides to socialize but more often than not he walks alone.
Despite his reiterated statements about being a loner, there are sources which have gone on to dig up what they termed “Henry Rollins’ Past Relationships”. Rumors have it that in 1990, the legendary artist was in a relationship with Lydia Lunch, a co-star he met on the set of the movie titled Kiss Napoleon Goodbye. The rumors were fueled even more when the duo became unusually close during filming and were really sharing some steamy scenes together on set. However, the fact that they were never seen in public together made the press to term their purported relationship as a mere rumor.
Henry’s next ostensible romantic entanglement was with Kari Wuhrer who is quite renowned in the dating department with her long list of past lovers. It is believed that the two met in a movie event in 1999 and, that their relationship came to an end after a very short while.
The one that made major headlines was Henry’s romance with Sophie Dee, a Canadian star. The two supposedly hit it off in 2001 and broke up the same year after a few months. Janeane Garofalo, a stand-up comedian and famous activist was his purported last love interest whom he met in 2007 and this time, the relationship lasted for 12 months before coming to an end in 2008. Despite all the supposed romantic entanglements, the superstar has never been in any marriage and consequently, divorce has never been an issue for him.
Whether the musical legend has been with the opposite sex, is indeed a loner or gay is still left to be concluded but recently, he revealed how he faced sexual abuse as a seven-year-old child at the hands of his mother’s drunk boyfriend. According to him, his mother sent her perv of a boyfriend over to straighten him out for doing a few wrongs but the man only molested him.
On the issue of same-sex marriage, the celebrated singer cum actor completely supports gay relationships. According to him, a man should be allowed to marry his fellow man if he so desires. The gay rights supporter said that his country Australia should be fast in passing the gay rights law or continue to be backlashed by other liberally minded nations.
Height – How Tall Is He?
The entertainment giant has an athletic body and stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches. While it is obvious that he has grey hair with light brown eyes, the details of his body measurements are not known.