Patti LaBelle visited Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday,  and during the aftershow, she discussed why her friend singer Luther Vandross never came out. “He did not want his mother to be [upset]–although she might have known–he wasn’t going to come out and say this to the world,” LaBelle told Watch What Happens Live‘s Andy Cohen, who asked if Vandross struggled to come out.“And he had a lot of lady fans. He told me that he just didn’t want to upset the world,” she added. “It was hard for him…what a wonderful man.”