Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst reveals she has HIV after alleged blackmail attempt

The performer, who has had the virus for many years, says "coming out is better than being outed by a third party".

Former Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst says she has been forced to reveal she is HIV positive after being blackmailed by a former friend.

In a post on Instagram the Austrian drag queen said she has been living with the virus for many years.

She said she had decided to come out with the news herself before her friend did.

Wurst, who won the singing contest in 2014 with the song Rise Like A Phoenix, wrote that she had received medical treatment and that she was...
source: The Sky News

2018-04-16 15:41
Latest news from The Sky News
today 07:08 Woman shot dead amid stand-off at Los Angeles supermarket
today 03:59 UK could refuse to pay Brexit bill EU fails to agree trade deal, says Raab
today 00:50 'Complacent' retailers failing over fur, say MPs
today 22:44 Heatwave kills 30 people in sweltering Japan's record-breaking temperatures
today 22:44 Buffy The Vampire Slayer to get a reboot... and a brand new lead actress
today 22:44 Missouri duck boat tragedy: Mum heard sister-in-law shout 'grab the baby! before she drowned
today 22:44 George turns five: Prince beams in official royal photo to mark birthday
yesterday 17:29 Woman hit with roof slate and raped in Oldham
yesterday 17:29 Pair in court as 1.6 tons of cocaine seized off Cornwall
yesterday 16:26 Girl, 15, raped by older brother in Indonesia jailed for having abortion
yesterday 16:26 'Personal brand' and mixology among 72 new Girl Guides badges
yesterday 16:26 Woman, 52, dies in bar fight in Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire
yesterday 15:23 Pink-themed funeral for Alesha MacPhail killed on Isle of Bute
yesterday 14:20 Donald Trump hits out at ex-lawyer Cohen over recording: 'I did nothing wrong!'
yesterday 12:14 James Gunn fired from next Guardians Of The Galaxy over tweets on rape
yesterday 12:14 Father of Florida school shooting survivors killed by gunman
yesterday 11:11 Novichok investigators in hazmats continue search at public toilets
yesterday 09:05 Smart meters to save energy customers just £11 a year, MPs warn
yesterday 05:56 Grandfather arrested after girl, 2, accidentally shot by boy, 4, in California
yesterday 05:56 Death sentence for Kenyan beauty queen who murdered boyfriend
Latest news from Great Britain
today 09:17 'I Can't Be Myself': Elderly LGBT People Face Isolation And Stigma In Care Homes And Hospitals
today 09:17 Prince George Turns Five, Palace Celebrates With Adorable Snapshot
today 09:17 Health
today 09:17 Diabetes Patients Face A 'Postcode Lottery' For Access To Patch Like Theresa May's
today 08:47 Queen left ‘absolutely fuming’ over fake Prince Philip death rumours
today 08:44 Games with Gold August 2018 UPDATE: Latest Xbox One free games news
today 08:44 iPhone X 2018 - If this rumour is true Apple's next flagship will be a must-have upgrade
today 08:44 CRIMEWAVE BRITAIN: Children as young as EIGHT caught speeding
today 08:32 Tupac BOMBSHELL movie: Rapper's murder case ROCKED by police corruption claims
today 08:32 Britain will have NINE new 1,200mph F-35 stealth jets ready for action by end of 2018
today 08:20 This is how much crime happened in your area of Hull in June
today 08:20 This is how much crime happened in your area of Hull in June
today 08:05 Aberdeen can't compete because we don't have enough money to keep star men insists Derek McInnes
today 08:05 'I cried for days' Frederic Frans relives the time he spoke at liquidated Lierse’s funeral
today 08:05 Celtic aren't penny-pinchers any more and are right not to splash cash on John McGinn - Michael Gannon
today 08:05 Bob Shields: On the cost of Dona;d Trump's visit to Turnberry
today 08:05 Celtic's Packie Bonner on the bus trip to Glasgow that changed his life forever
today 08:05 Henry McLeish says Scotland should host 2030 World Cup to revive nation's hope
today 08:05 Free Launch treat as Craig Johnson dishes out food to hungry kids in Glasgow
today 07:41 Fortnite Android release date: Latest download news ahead of Mobile beta launch
today 07:41 Only TEN PERCENT of UK population support Theresa May’s soft Brexit Chequers plan
today 07:41 Italy risks becoming ‘ISOLATED’ if it ‘BLOWS UP’ Canada-EU trade deal, warns ex-official
today 07:41 Pixel 3 release - Why this phone could have a huge advantage over all its Android rivals
today 07:29 PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Prince George from boy to man – how he could look at 18
today 07:29 Tupac BOMBSHELL movie: Rapper's murder case ROCKED by police corruption claims
today 07:17 Murder, tragedy and poverty - the dark history of Hull's asylums and workhouses
today 07:17 Murder, tragedy and poverty - the dark history of Hull's asylums and workhouses
today 07:17 Residents' fury at 12-hour noise from huge Arco building site - and they say it's so bad it's making their houses shake
today 07:17 Married Hull mum shares her journey into the world of bondage and domination
today 07:17 Man goes on angry rant about Morrisons in Holderness Road
today 07:08 Woman shot dead amid stand-off at Los Angeles supermarket
today 07:02 How will Ryan Kent do at Rangers? Joe Cole reckons he has the answer
today 07:02 Brendan Rodgers reveals how Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer has went from nobody to main man
today 07:02 New Rosenborg boss Rini Coolen to hold crunch talks with players ahead of Celtic clash
today 07:02 Fantasy football as player signs for Kilmarnock only for club to insist they've never heard of him
today 07:02 Convicted cocaine baron starts new venture selling cannabis oil in Ayrshire
today 07:02 Grieving mum's shock after her son is buried in wrong grave in cemetery blunder
today 06:38 Virgin Media shock as 10 popular channels face total BLOCK from TODAY
today 06:38 Road misery as millions head for 95F sunshine
today 06:38 ‘Dose of reality’ Donald Trump growing ‘FRUSTRATED’ over lack of progress with North Korea
today 06:38 UK weather forecast: Britain braced for SWELTERING Sunday as thermometers hit 30 DEGREES
today 06:38 Can’t take your tax call right now...we’re busy spending £3m bonuses
today 06:38 Aristocrat swaps life of glamour for bliss with son of the soil
today 06:38 Churchill took time off from war to save Gibraltar’s apes
today 06:38 Lords debut was ‘my Hilda Ogden moment’
today 06:38 Princes in the tower
today 06:26 Julian Assange’s 'days NUMBERED' as Ecuador 'ready to EVICT’ Wikileaks founder
today 06:26 Mosquito flight: £5m rebuild to bring warplane back to Britain
today 06:14 When death stalked the streets of Hull: The killer outbreak that claimed the lives of 1,860 people
today 06:14 This is what 68 Hull and East Yorkshire schools spend their money on
Watch the news from UK on Facebook