Entertainment Eurovision star reveals HIV diagnosis

06:57  16 april  2018
06:57  16 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Eurovision song contest winner Conchita Wurst has revealed that she is HIV positive and has been receiving regular treatment for "several years". The 29-year-old star , who won the song contest for Austria in 2014, said she had wanted to keep the information private

Conchita Wurst is announcing the news after an ex-boyfriend allegedly threatened to go public.

Conchita Wurst wearing a hat: Conchita Wurst.© MediaWorks NZ Conchita Wurst. Conchita Wurst, one of the most familiar faces to come out of the Eurovision Song Contest in the last decade, has revealed they are HIV positive.

The 29-year-old won the competition for Austria in 2014 with the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix'.

Wurst is the drag personality of artist Tom Neuwirth, who claimed in a post on Instagram to be forced to make the announcement after an ex-boyfriend threatened to go public.

"I have been HIV positive for many years," Wurst said on Instagram.

"This is actually irrelevant to the public, but an ex-boyfriend has threatened to take this private information public and I will never give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life because of it."

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The Austrian singer has been in treatment for ‘several years’, but has now made a statement after an ex-boyfriend ‘threatened to go public’.

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst says she is HIV positive, and has been receiving regular treatment for "several years". The 29-year-old star said she had intended to keep the information Aids charity The Terrence Higgins Trust expressed dismay that Wurst had been forced to reveal her diagnosis .

Conchita Wurst.© Getty Conchita Wurst. Many fans have posted support for the gay icon on the Instagram post.

"I'm well and I'm stronger, more motivated and more liberated than ever. Thank you for your support!"

Wurst promises not to stop performing because of the diagnosis and says a new album with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra will be released later this year.

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