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Adam Lambert responds to petitioners trying to keep him off the stage in Singapore

Gay singer Adam Lambert has responded to a petition aimed at banning the star from performing at a New Year's Eve (31Dec15) celebration in Singapore.

The Queen frontman has been booked to sing at the country's Celebrate 2016 concert, but anti-gay protesters seem keen to keep him from hitting the stage.

Over 20,000 people have voted to stop Lambert from ringing in the New Year there, noting they fear his performance will feature "lewd acts on a public platform".

A counter petition on the same website supporting the singer's top billing has managed to haul in almost 25,000 signatures.

Adam has now addressed the drama, which exploded over the weekend (28-29Nov15) when his name was added to the event line-up, by releasing a statement urging those opposed to his appearance in Singapore to think again.

"My performance at Celebrate 2016 will not only be a spectacular one, it will celebrate the entire human family in all its diversity," he writes.

"I am a uniter, not a divider, and I believe in celebrating the human heart and spirit. I have put together an entirely new show experience for my fans that is kicking off in Singapore. The Original High Tour is based primarily on new material, and it promises to be a thoughtful and sophisticated insight into the pursuit of happiness and self-worth."

"There is no better time for celebration than at the moment one year changes into another, so I hope you will join me to celebrate the future and 2016," he adds.

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