While his sexuality has been the subject of speculation for years, Mika has finally admitted he is homosexual and says the songs on his new album `The Origin of Love` are inspired by his love affairs with men.
He told gay publication Instinct Magazine: "If you ask me am I gay, I say yeah. Are these songs about my relationship with a man? I say yeah. And it`s only through my music that I`ve found the strength to come to terms with my sexuality beyond the context of just my lyrics. This is my real life."
In an interview three years ago, the 28-year-old pop star claimed he hates to put a label on himself but admitted he was bisexual.
He said: "I`ve never ever labelled myself. But having said that, I`ve never limited my life. I`ve never limited who I sleep with ... Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me."
He later added: "I consider myself label-less because I could fall in love with anybody - literally - any type, any body. I`m not picky."