Elton John discusses his ‘fortunate’ AIDS-free status: ‘I was reminded of what had happened.’
ELTON JOHN expressed his gratitude for surviving the AIDS public health crisis in the 1980s.
Sir Elton John, 74, has spoken out about how he considers himself “fortunate” to have escaped the 1980s AIDS catastrophe. The iconic musician confessed that viewing the Channel 4 show It’s A Sin has made him reconsider his health situation.
It made me realize how fortunate I was to be spared from all of that.
Sir Elton John is a British singer-songwriter and musician.
He was so moved by it that when he goes to the UK, he plans to invite the cast, including screenwriter Russel T Davies, to his home to thank them for a magnificent drama and for bringing attention to the issue.
The story follows five friends as they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, striving to live and love more passionately than ever before.
“When I come back to England, which will be soon, I’m going to have a dinner for all the cast of It’s A Sin at our house because I love that show,” he remarked on The Official Big Top 40.
“It didn’t affect my life, but it reminded me of how fortunate I was to have escaped all of that and to be reminded of what had happened.
“Russell T Davies and the rest of the actors will be joining us for dinner.”
“We’re going to have a good laugh!” he added.
During the coronavirus outbreak last year, Sir Elton announced a $1 million fund to aid HIV-positive people.
“Today, I’m delighted to announce that my Foundation @EJAF is introducing a $1 million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to ensure that our frontline partners can respond to the effects of COVID-19 on HIV care for the world’s most marginalized communities,” the I’m Still Standing singer said.
“I pledge to never abandon anyone living with HIV, now or in the future.”
He added, “Sending love to all of our Foundation’s partners, grantees, supporters, frontline workers, and members of our community during this time,” before sending out a link to more information for those wanting assistance.
The Elton John Aids Foundation is looking for applications that will help give “solutions that have strong potential to address specific challenges that have arisen for people already living with or at severe risk of HIV/AIDS and who are now at.”Brinkwire Summary News,” according to a post on the foundation’s website.