Troye Sivan responds to fans thanking him for coming out five years ago

Australian Singer-songwriter and actor Troye Sivan has responded to his fans thanking him for coming out five years ago.

South African-born Sivan came out publicly in a YouTube video he posted in August 2013.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday (August 8), he wrote: “Woke up this morning to all of your #thankyoutroye tweets and the news that today is 5 years since i came out online!!!! Warmed my heart. I’m the luckiest in the world to have you all. Thanks for a crazy journey so far ❤️❤️.”

The post has been re-tweeted more than 3,000 times, and “liked” by more than 24,000 users.

One Twitter user responding to Sivan’s tweet, wrote: “We are so proud of you! Thank you so much for all that you do x.”

Another exclaimed: “Well its what you deserve !!! cant imagine my life without an out and proud role model like you. you make my heart swell [sic].”

And one person said: “i remember the day that video came out, it gave me so much hope that i could come out one day!! you’ve inspired everyday since then too [sic].”

Sivan’s second album Bloom is set to be released on August 31.

The singer has already dropped four singles from his forthcoming album.

These include “Bloom,” which he has said is about being on the receiving end of gay sex, and “Dance To This,” featuring Ariana Grande.

Sivan (right) recently released a new video with Ariana Grande for their song ‘Dance To This.’ (Troye Sivan/YouTube)

Sivan recently dropped a music video for “Dance To This,” which shows him dancing around with Grande.

He said influences for the video included Cher, High School Musical and Grease.

“The DTT vid was inspired literally by High School Musical and Grease and Pass This On by the Knife and a gif of Cher spinning around that i cant find rn [sic],” Sivan wrote on Twitter.

A fifth single, “Animal,” is expected to be released on Wednesday (August 8) in the Pacific time zone.