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Joe Don Rooney, guitarist of Rascal Flatts fame, says he's 'not transitioning to be a woman'

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Joe Don Rooney, guitarist of Rascal Flatts fame, says he's 'not transitioning to be a woman'



Guitarist Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts fame announced in a post on X that he is not pursuing a transgender transition and has never considered doing so.

“There have been so many rumors and opinions thrown around about me – but I’m finally healthy and ready for the world. And NO, I’m not transitioning to be a woman. That thought has never entered my mind. Nothing against the trans community whatsoever but I needed to set the record straight,” Rooney noted in the social media post.

The musician — who is divorced, according to People — discussed his past as an alcoholic, noting that he had been a poor husband, father, and band member, but that he has now been sober for nearly 28 months.

“My life and career took a major detour at 4a in the early morning hours of Sep 9, 2021 when I ran square into a tree and about killed myself. I was drunk and I was so far gone with my life – I was completely out of control and finished with trying to fight the fears, depression and anxieties that had spun me out in a way I’ve never experienced before,” he wrote.

“The pressures of my career and the many mistakes I made in regards to my home life, coupled with a lot of pain and trauma from my childhood and early on in my adult life,…



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