Eddie Murphy stunned a just concluded press conference by announcing that he would begin a gender transition on Monday.
"I can no longer suppress the beautiful woman that's been dying to get out and that my career has kept from blossoming," the actor said.
Eddie has played multiple characters over the years in various movies, with some of them being female..
"One of the things that has kept me sane is being able to play those roles," he said.
He was embraced at the conclusion of the press conference by LA Times sportswriter Christine Daniels and Alexis Arquette, who Murphy sought out as coming out mentors for their expertise in dealing with high profile transitions..
He revealed that he's had secret consultations with several LA area plastic surgeons over the last two months and a renowned surgeon that specializes in SRS. He also revealed that he hasn't yet begun the name change process, but will do so in the near future.