Tom Hanks and Other Celebrities Who Have Hidden Health Issues You’d Never Expect

3. Magic Johnson has HIV

Magic Johnson attends a ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson.
His openness with this issue sparked a conversation about HIV. | Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images

You probably remember when Magic Johnson announced he was HIV-positive back in 1991. At the time, Live Science notes most people thought the former basketball star wouldn’t live past a few years post-diagnosis. But thanks to antiviral medications, Magic is still going strong, proving HIV is no longer the death sentence it used to be.

Unfortunately, there are still over a million people in the U.S. alone who are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them have no idea. For this reason, it’s important to get tested.

Next: Angelina Jolie was hit hard with many health issues. 

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