Singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger reveals he is transitioning: 'This is who I have been for a long time'

It took some time to work up the courage, but Teddy Geiger found the confidence to share some big news with fans.

The singer-songwriter, whose song "Confidence (For You I Will)" went platinum in 2006, revealed on Instagram Friday that he is transitioning from male to female. Although it's something that he's always known inside, Geiger said, he only recently became brave enough to open up about such personal information.

"I am transitioning," Geiger, 29, wrote. "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."

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Teddy Geiger at the Cabana Club in Hollywood, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Teddy Geiger at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Teddy Geiger at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 23: (U.S. TABS OUT) Musician Teddy Geiger poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on March 23, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Teddy Geiger during Rihanna and Teddy Geiger Visit MTV's 'TRL' - March 23, 2006 at MTV Studios - Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Teddy Geiger during Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 9: Musician Teddy Geiger arrives at Candie's Foundation 3rd annual 'Event to Prevent' benefit at Gotham Hall May 9, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Teddy Geiger during Orlando Bloom and Teddy Geiger visit MTV TRL's Back to School Week at MTV Studios Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
Teddy Geiger during Teddy Geiger 'World Aids Day' Performance at Macy's at Macy's - Herald Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MAY 10: Teddy Geiger attends THE CANDIE'S FOUNDATION 4th Annual 'THE EVENT TO PREVENT' at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 10, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 20: Recording artist Teddy Geiger attends the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 20, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Musician Teddy Geiger visits MTV's 'TRL' at the MTV studios in Times Square on July 18, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Teddy Geiger performs during his Album Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall on April 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Teddy Geiger arrives to the 65th Annual BMI Pop Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Singer/Songwriter Teddy Geiger arrives at the 65th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Teddy Geiger speaks onstage at Chart Toppers: Songwriters/Producers In-The-Round Featuring Busbee, Dave Bassett, Warren 'Oak' Felder, And Teddy Geiger at The GRAMMY Museum on October 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for The Recording Academy )
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Although he's largely stepped back from the spotlight himself, you almost certainly hear Geiger's work all the time: He wrote and produced four mega-hit songs for Sean Mendes -- "Mercy," "Treat You Better," "Stitches" and "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back."

Geiger also wrote fan-favorite One Direction songs "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" and "Little Black Dress."

"Love it or hate this is who I have been for a loooong time," Geiger continued. "I love u guys."

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