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Andy Fraser From Free to HIV


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#1 maryportfuncity

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:11 PM

Andy Fraser, one time bass player with Free is HIV positive, has been for a while. He suggests on his official site that he contracted it during lengthy treatment for cancer in his neck. Oddly no hospitals or doctors are blamed, and it did take him a while to come out as gay. Was news to his wife and kids when he did!

Either way, he's active promoting some re-issues of Free but, one to watch.
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:19 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Sep 23 2006, 06:11 PM, said:

Andy Fraser, one time bass player with Free is HIV positive, has been for a while. He suggests on his official site that he contracted it during lengthy treatment for cancer in his neck. Oddly no hospitals or doctors are blamed, and it did take him a while to come out as gay. Was news to his wife and kids when he did!

Either way, he's active promoting some re-issues of Free but, one to watch.
Shame. I loved the bass on Mr Big.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:22 PM

Wasn't that title supposed to be ironic because the whole band were bordering on midgets?
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:49 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Sep 23 2006, 06:22 PM, said:

Wasn't that title supposed to be ironic because the whole band were bordering on midgets?
I have no idea but I am prepared to wait for the god-like pulphack to confirm or deny.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:33 PM

Guess he's not All Right Now, then.

(oh, someone had to say it...)

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:33 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Sep 23 2006, 06:11 PM, said:

Andy Fraser, one time bass player with Free is HIV positive, has been for a while. He suggests on his official site that he contracted it during lengthy treatment for cancer in his neck. Oddly no hospitals or doctors are blamed, and it did take him a while to come out as gay. Was news to his wife and kids when he did!

Either way, he's active promoting some re-issues of Free but, one to watch.
Does he really warrant his own thread?

Is he likely to die soon?

If not then who cares.
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:36 PM

View PostTempus Fugit, on Sep 23 2006, 07:33 PM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Sep 23 2006, 06:11 PM, said:

Does he really warrant his own thread?

Is he likely to die soon?

If not then who cares.

He probably cares
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:48 PM

View Postheaven can wait, on Sep 23 2006, 07:36 PM, said:

View PostTempus Fugit, on Sep 23 2006, 07:33 PM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Sep 23 2006, 06:11 PM, said:

Does he really warrant his own thread?

Is he likely to die soon?

If not then who cares.

He probably cares
Yep, that's true.

I apologise for my grouchy post.

Still people can live with being HIV positive for years and years,

just look at "Magic" Johnson, 15 years and still going.
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 09:34 PM

Indeed Tempus, I take yer point about longevity. Mind, recent pictures of Andy Fraser show a very thin man. TBH I put his own thread out partly to attract comment in the hope someone would know more. On the evidence of it catching traffic fairly quickly there's a few people out there with fond memories of a somewhat overlooked band. I've heard rumours that he was prone to Freddie Mercury type partying off and on which would mean he's probably more likely to peg out soon than Magic Johnson.
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:29 AM

Andy says he contracted HIV while being treated for Kaposi Sarcoma.Probably he was not aware of the fact HIV patients end up with Kaposi sarcoma during a late stage.I guess he may not have been aware he was HIV positive till then.Its great to know he suyrvived so long with HIV like a few many.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

View PostJack, on 02 May 2014 - 09:29 AM, said:

Its great to know he suyrvived so long with HIV like a few many.

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