It’s true, Miley Cyrus is hospitalized and on the mend. Of course, it’s unlikely that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has anything to do with the twerker’s troubles.
After the loose-hipped pop tart was rushed to a Kansas City hospital Tuesday, with what’s being called “an absolutely horrible reaction to antibiotics,” rumors swept across the social network that Cyrus is HIV-positive and is actually being treated for complications related to that disease.
The Hanna Montana star came down with flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to her Bangerz show in Kansas. The illness began to take its toll just hours before the big show, sending Miley to the emergency room and setting the imaginations of Goss Gawkers into overdrive.
The “Miley Diagnosed with HIV” hoax started doing the rounds after Huzlers.com reported that the “Wrecking Ball” crooner recently tested positive for the virus. The news went viral on social media and fans started tweeting their concern.
A bespectacled tweeter by the name of Sarah Rae wrote:
“@MileyCyrus I heard you found out you have HIV?!? ???? Is that a rumor???”
Jessica Martinez chimed in with:
“Miley Cyrus tested positive for HIV after getting so sick she had to cancel her #BangerzTour in Kansas according to the news. Is this true!?”
Miley’s health was first questioned in October 2013, this after 4Chan pranksters started a similar HIV-related rumor about the star that gained popularity on Twitter. In news that should surprise (Drums puhleeze!) absolutely no one, Miley’s “people” are sticking with the flu/allergic reaction story.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Cyrus, however: On Friday, a sick Miles cancelled a gig in Charlotte just 30 minutes before her set was to begin. The 21-year-old singer has also been visibly distraught since the death of her pet dog Floyd earlier this month.