Elton John Tells AIDS Conference: ‘I Should Be Dead’

Today, Elton John spoke at the International AIDS Conference and offered that he “should be dead.” He explained, “I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s, just like Freddie Mercury, just like Rock Hudson. Every day I wonder, how did I survive?” He went on to say that everyone deserves compassion, dignity, and love regardless of who they love; “the AIDS disease is caused by a virus… but the AIDS epidemic is fueled by stigma, by hate, by misinformation, by ignorance, by indifference.” Watch his simple but powerful words: