Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst says she is HIV certain, and has been receiving common remedy for “several years”.
The 29-year-old megastar mentioned she had supposed to stay the ideas non-public, however an ex-boyfriend had “threatened to go public”.
“I will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Coming out is better than being outed by a third party.”
Wurst added that common remedy had suppressed the virus to the level it will now not be detected in her blood – and may now not be handed on.
“I hope to give others courage and to take another step against the stigmatization of people who, through their own behaviour or that of others, have become infected with HIV,” she added.
Wurst is an Austrian recording artist and drag queen portrayed by means of Thomas Neuwirth.
She got here to global consideration after profitable the Eurovision track contest in 2014 with the Bond theme-esque Rise Like a Phoenix.
The megastar not too long ago recorded a distinct version of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, appearing her favorite diva songs, accompanied by means of the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra.
The live performance will likely be broadcast later this month, forward of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, in May.