See which musicians have Hepatitis C.
If you had Hepatitis C you would want to hide it away and not tell anyone. These 10 musicians have their name on a STD registry so they cannot hide their Hepatitis C from anyone. However they are not alone as around 300 million people are infected with Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus, and leads to fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver, which can in some cases lead to either liver failure and/or liver cancer. Symptoms include jaundice (shown by a high bilirubin level), stomach pain and flu-like symptoms. The virus is spread through blood and sharing needles. Of course many rockers and other music stars are well known for their drug use and sharing needles.
Musicians with Hepatitis C include rockers Chuck Negron (Three Dog Knight), Dusty Hill (ZZ Top), Gregg Allman (The Allman Brothers Band), Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), Naomi Judd, Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Marianne Faithfull and Curtis Salgado. The majority of these rockers are now in their sixties and still alive despite battles with drug addiction and the infectious Hepatitis C Virus.
There are probably many more musicians with Hepatitis C; these are the only ones I could find in the STD registry. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for Hepatitis C but infectioncan be cured with medications such as ribavirin.