Singer Elton John turns author

Singer Elton John is writing his first book "Love Is the Cure: Ending the Global Aids Epidemic," a collection of memories and meditations on the fight against Aids.

Elton John. PICs/AFP

The book is due for July release and will be accompanied by an audiobook recorded by the singer himself.

"Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer - and to help change - by writing this book... This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds," the quoted the 64-year-old as saying.

John will also share his experience of losing friends -including Freddie Mercury, who died of an Aids-related illness in 1991 and the teenage activist Ryan White- in the book. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Elton John's AIDS Foundation.


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