Ricky Martin: Big Boys Do Cry

In the new book “Ricky Martin: Red-Hot and on the Rise,” the Puerto Rican singing sensation recaps his career (which began with the teen group Menudo) and describes his openness about shedding tears. “Unfortunately,” Martin says in the book, “the Menudo rule was that you had to leave the band once you reached 17 . . . My last concert was in Puerto Rico, my hometown. I am a man who cries, and I cried a lot.” Ricky, 27, had a similar reaction after the 1991 release of his debut solo album. “The first time I heard my song on the radio, I cried,” he said. “Men do cry. It’s a very healthy habit.”

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