Los Angeles, CA — Axl Rose, lead singer of the legendary band Guns N Roses, has recently revealed to the world a secret he has kept to himself for over 45 years. He is a transgender man. He was born Willmena Rose, as a female.
Axl Rose was born in 1962 to a 16-year-old Mother in Lafayette, Indiana. His birth name was Willmena Bruce Rose. Rose’s dad left the family soon after to pursue a career in drinking. At age 6, after Rose’s Mom remarried, Willmena began acting as boys do, eating dirt and throwing rocks properly. She began dressing in some boy’s clothes and would not wear dresses or blouses.
Rose had a very tough time in school, as she was teased and bullied every single day of his/her notable educational career. At age 18, Axl was finally free to seek medical treatment to officially become a male. After two years of hormone therapy, Axl had gender reassignment surgery and officially became William ‘Axl’ Bruce Rose, singer for Guns N Roses.
In his coming-out recorded radio interview, Axl expressed that his birth Father leaving at such a young age really affected him. Most of his life he thought that his Father left him because he was not born a boy. “He just up and split,” Axl said, “left Mom and me. Mom was 16. I never forgave him for that.”
His powerful interview is set to air on The Howard Stern Show next month.