Johnny Weir: Everybody Wants a Piece of This

Johnny Weir Elton JohnJohnny Weir and Sir Elton John attend the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party in March 2010

Throughout June and July, Johnny Weir will be blogging with us right here on SUNfiltered. Johnny will share his thoughts on life post the Olympic Games, what he’s been up to and where he’s off to next. Also be sure to catch the season finale of BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR on June 27 right here on Sundance Channel and follow us on Twitter (@SUNfiltered) for all the latest Johnny updates.

What a busy spring I have had! I’ve been running from award shows and recording sessions to book meetings and skating practice.  Life hasn’t slowed down for me one bit since the Olympic Games. Dying to see me in action? Well, tune in on June 27 at 10PM for the season finale of my reality series BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR right here on Sundance Channel (shameless plug, couldn’t resist).

Since I’ve been spending so much time on the road and doing fabulous things I figured I’d list some of the things I’m looking forward to the most just to give my amazing fans an inside look into what is coming up.

1. This past weekend I performed in Columbus, Ohio as a part of the skating exhibition, “Skate for Hope.” Skate for Hope has been around for a while now, and all the proceeds from the show go towards breast cancer research and to breast cancer related charities. I performed my new program ‘Heartbroken’ set to music by Richard Clayderman, and ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga which is quickly becoming a favorite. It was great being in front of a loving audience and hope everyone that was there flew around the ice with me.

2. On June 27 and 28 I will be in Detroit, Michigan to be part of a fashion show on ice for the bridal boutique, “Creme de la Creme.” I am going to be prancing around in some pretty extravagant costumes and at the end of the show, I’ll be performing my fan favorite exhibition routine to “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga in a new costume. I’m very excited to debut the new costume! Be sure to check it out if you are in Michigan!

3. On July 2 I will be turning 25, for the second time. I’ve decided now when I gain a new year under my belt, I will go backwards instead of forwards. By the time I have to walk around with a Swarovski encrusted walker, I figure I’ll be the ripe old age of -5. Love that! I’m hoping to put together a really great day, and relax and get pampered and then hopefully do something amazing with my friends in the night.

There is a lot more coming up that will be in my next blog post right here on SUNfiltered. I’ve been hard at work with my producer Lucian Piane on our single “Dirty Love,” and we’re looking for a late summer release date and video shoot. I’ve been really delving into my life while I’m writing my 25 year memoir for Gallery Books, and in general trying to make my fans proud in every possible way.

Until next week, I love you all and don’t forget to tune into my season finale of BE GOOD JOHNNY WEIR at 10PM on June 27. I will know if you are not watching, and not to be threatening, I have trained all my friends in the art of blow darts, so watch your back if you plan on not being home or setting up your DVRs.  I LOVE YOU!

– Johnny

For more Johnny, check out his blue carpet interview we shot at the Spirit Awards in Los Angeles earlier this spring. And we have tons of interviews with him over on Full Frontal Fashion – all right here for your reading pleasure!


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