October 30, 2017 at 10:13 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Singer/songwriter Teddy Geiger announces: ‘I am transitioning’

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Singer/songwriter Teddy Geiger has announced they are transitioning from male to female.

Geiger, 29,  revealed the news in response to a fan who asked on Instagam, “Tell us, why do you look different lately?”

“Okay… because u asked nicely… I am transitioning,” Geiger replies. “I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process. I feel like the next step is to tell all y’all. So here goes. Love it or hate this is who i have been for a looooong time. I love u guys. Talk sooooon byeeee.”

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The day after the announcement Geiger posted a selfie captioned, “Woke up to so much love. I have the best friends” in response to fans’ support.

Woke up to so much love. I have the best friends. ?????????????????????????????

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Geiger is known for their 2006 single, “For You I Will (Confidence).” Since then, Geiger has written chart-topping hits for One Direction and Shawn Mendes, including “Stitches,” “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.”

Geiger also appeared in the 2008 comedy ‘The Rocker” and guest-starred on an episode of USA’s “Royal Pains.”

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