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Grammy Winning Gospel Singer Gary S. Paxton Has Hepatitis C

Carrier No. 1270 Reported by on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Gary S. Paxton
Musician Gary S. Paxton
First Name: Gary S.
Last Name: Paxton
Occupation: Musician
STD(s): Hepatitis C
City: Branson
State/Territory: Missouri
Country: United States
Age: 72
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair: Red
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6 ft. 0 inches
Weight: 155 lbs.
Infection Date: Monday, December 31, 1990
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

Grammy winning gospel singer Gary S. Paxton said on his website that after losing 80% of his blood due to bleeding ulcers he was rushed to the hospital and given 8 blood transfusions at least one of which was contaminated with Hepatitis C. On the same page called "Testimony" Paxton talks about the time he got shot 3 times in 1980 by a former business associate before being forced into bankruptcy by the FDIC while also praising god and discussing his history of drug use. He claims to have been committed to a mental institution twice with the first being for alcohol and the second being for drugs.

Gary S. Paxton won a Grammy Award in 1975 for Best Inspirational with his album "The Astonishing, Outrageous, Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable, Different World of Gary S. Paxton". He also wrote the song "L-O-V-E" for The Blackwood Brothers that won the 1973 Grammy for Best Gospel Performance.


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