Annie Lennox Does Not Confirm HIV Claims
Oscar-winner and Brit award record breaker Annie Lennox has got together with 23 of the world’s top female singers (including Madonna, Faith Hill and, um, Joss Stone) on the song “Sing” to raise money for the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). The hope is that by pulling in names like Celine Dion, Shakira and Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes, Lennox can achieve worldwide interest. As for the rest of us, we just have to hope we don’t have another “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” on our hands. The Eurythmic has also been on a two week tour of South Africa recording the effect of HIV/AIDs in some of the worst hit areas in the world, the fruits of which will be coming to TV screens at some point, like a really intense Long Way Down.
An unconfirmed buzz has been making its way around the internet that Lennox herself is HIV positive, but as far as we can make out it seems to stem from her appearance on American charity gala Idol Gives Back to present a cheque to TAC – by which logic Prince William is homeless and Bono lives in abject poverty and hunger with Bob Geldof and Midge Ure…sounds like a party.