“I’m so happy for Colton,” Stephen said in an interview with E! News. “A fan three or four months ago at a Comic-Con convention basically tried to bait me into outing him. I got in touch with [Colton] and was like, ‘Hey, man, this happened [and] I didn’t know what to say. I simply deflected and we moved on.’…He emailed me back and said, ‘You know, I really appreciate that and I’ve recently made some decisions over the past few months and I’m excited about what’s in the future.’ I’m excited for him, too.”
Colton has been open with his struggle with anxiety and how it has affected his work in the past.
“I’ve seen him struggle with anxiety and that’s why he, well certainly one of the reasons why, he left Teen Wolf and he left Arrow. When he came back to Arrow this year simply for an episode, it was such a different version of Colton. He and I bonded more. I’m very very happy for him,” Stephen added.
“He sent me a very funny text message yesterday for National Send a Nude day…He enjoyed it and so did I,” Stephen continued. “It might have been Colton and I engaged in some after hours Arrow cave activity with our heads Photoshopped on other bodies. I’ll leave it at that.”
Stephen Amell Supports Colton Haynes’ Coming Out