Chris Tyson, famous for their work on the MrBeast YouTube channel, revealed they are receiving hormone replacement therapy and also set the record straight on inaccurate reports about their gender journey.

[Ed. note: According to Tyson's Twitter account bio, they go by "any" pronouns. For consistency we will use "they/them" in this article.]

On April 5, Tyson responded to a troll on Twitter who questioned their transformation and revealed they have been receiving hormone replacement therapy for two months.

"I’m genuinely so glad so many people are learning what HRT is and how it CAN and HAS helped so many people because of my tweet," Tyson wrote, admitting they were "super nervous" to go public as they have been a private person despite their internet stardom.

"But seeing conversations started [because] of me is amazing," Tyson added.

"Informed consent HRT saved my and many others' lives. The hurdles gnc people have to jump through to get life-saving gender-affirming healthcare in a 1st world country is wild to me. Just let people make informed decisions about their own bodies," Tyson continued in another tweet.

Over the past few days, Tyson has been responding to fans and trolls alike on Twitter.

When one person questioned when Tyson discovered they had gender dysphoria, they responded, "It was me seeing the clothes in my sisters closet at 5 and knowing I enjoyed wearing those clothes. The next 21 years was for learning about gender dysphoria."

Tyson also noted they have not specified any specific gender identity for themself, as some media reports incorrectly identified their gender.

"I purposely have not come out as any identity, I just disclosed I was on hormones. I’m going to talk more in the future but for right now any video claiming I 'identify as X' is just speculation," they clarified.

Tyson also noted that their son, whom they share with their separated wife, is the reason they've gotten this far.

According to Mayo Clinic, HRT stands for hormone replacement therapy. HRT is sometimes incorporated as part of gender-affirming care for trans people.

According to the National Library of Medicine, "many transgender men and women seek hormone therapy as part of the transition process. Exogenous testosterone is used in transgender men to induce virilization and suppress feminizing characteristics. In transgender women, exogenous estrogen is used to help feminize patients, and anti-androgens are used as adjuncts to help suppress masculinizing features."

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