“I just want to make clear, first of all, that I do not have the AIDS disease,” Johnson said. “My wife is fine. She’s negative, so there’s no problem with her.
“I plan on going on, living for a long time.
“I will now become a spokesman for the HIV virus, because I want young people to realize that they can practice safe sex. Sometimes you’re a little naive about it, and you think it can never happen to you. You only thought it could happen to other people and so on and on. It has happened, but I’m going to deal with it. And my life will go on.”
For his birthday, Johnson also posted several of his personal top-60 lists on Twitter, including films, TV shows, places to travel and athletes-turned-entrepreneurs.
Johnson is one of the most successful entrepreneurs to have played professional sports. He is a part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Sparks and the Los Angeles Football Club. He held a minor stake in the Los Angeles Lakers and even briefly served as the team’s president of basketball operations.