November 18, 2009
During an appearance at his foundation's annual fundraiser in New York City on Monday, Sir Elton John said he worries that young people are not taking seriously the threat of HIV infection. "We are finding that too many young people are not listening to what we are saying," he told BBC Radio 1's "Newsbeat." "I'm afraid people do get a little complacent about the disease by going out and having unsafe sex." It was John's first public appearance since falling ill with the flu and an E. coli infection. At the gala, the Elton John AIDS Foundation honored former President Bill Clinton and actress Sharon Stone for their AIDS-fighting efforts.