Perez Hilton: Noooooo! The end has come! Johnny Weir is OFFICIALLY retiring, but that’s not the last we’ve seen of the 29-year-old figure skater! He JUST announced his retirement on the TODAY show, and we’re strangely fine with it…. because he then shared his plans to work with NBC at the 2014 Sochi Olympics!! Russia’s anti-gay laws be damned!!

Here’s what he said:

“It is surreal writing about my career as if it had happened to someone else and to actually write the words, ‘I am retiring from competitive figure skating.’ I have cried my way through writing this entire column not because I am sad, or that I’ll miss training or falling or being so nervous I thought my head would explode, or starving or the glory of victory or the agony of defeat, I cry because of the memories that have shaped my life.”

Johnny’s been a staple on our Olympic figure skating team for a long while now, and we truly are bummed to see him go!

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