Tonight on American Idol was the annual Idol Gives Back show, where money is raised for Africa children born into poverty. Annie Lennox performed on the show via satellite because she was unable to travel due to the volcanic ash. Lennox is a social and political activist and tonight she caused quite a stir on Idol Gives Back.
Annie Lennox performed with Arethra Franklin. When Lennox came out on stage she first bowed to the iconic Arethra Franklin, but what struck America strange was the â€œHIV Positiveâ€ shirt that Annie Lennox sported. Many people were left wondering if the controversial Annie Lennox was indeed HIV positive or not.
And the answer is â€œNO.â€ Annie Lennox is not HIV positive. She is merely an advocate and supporter of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Her plea to reach out to those with HIV was apropos especially being HIV/AIDS is prevalent in Africa, which is the other country that American Idol was raising charity money for tonight on Idol Gives Back.â€
However, this year Idol Gives Back is raising the more money for American programs rather then African. The programs that will receive the charity money from Idol Gives Back are Children's Health Fund, Malaria No More, Save the Children's US Programs and the United Nations Foundation.Â Â
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