Johnson Almost Died After Hiv Diagnosis
Eighties icon HOLLY JOHNSON was close to death after doctors diagnosed him as HIV positive.
The former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman received the devastating news in 1991, and admits he had "an inkling" he might have caught the potentially deadly virus after falling ill two years earlier.
And for five years after the diagnosis, Johnson is adamant he was "at death's door".
He tells British newspaper The Times, "At the end of 1989, I was already showing signs of ill health. I had to pull out of a major German TV show with some mysterious flu. Did I have an inkling? Oh God, yeah. But I thought that if I didn't talk about it, it would go away.
"I was nearly in the grave. Well, Holly Johnson was at death's door between 1991 and 1996."