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Actor Jim Nabors: Gomer Pyle from Andy Griffith with Hepatitis C

Carrier No. 1905 Reported by on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
James Nabors
Actor James Nabors
First Name: James
Last Name: Nabors
Occupation: Actor
STD(s): Hepatitis C
City: Honolulu
State/Territory: Hawaii
Country: United States
Age: 81
Sexual Orientation: Not Sure
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6 ft. 0 inches
Weight: 200 lbs.
Infection Date: Saturday, December 31, 1994
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

James "Jim" Nabors is best known as the original Gomer Pyle from the Andy Griffith Show before eventually getting his own show Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. about a dimwitted Marine that inspired Vicent Denafrio's legendary role as Private Pyle in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket. In addition to Gomer Pyle he is known for his music and he has appeared in several films. In 1994 he received a liver transplant to repair the damage done to his body by Hepatitis C which weakened his immune system and in 2011 he was hospitalized with a throat infection before being treated with antibiotics.

The exact date when he was infected with Hepatitis C is unknown, but some have speculated that it happened years before the liver transplant. The speculation makes sense since Hepatitis C isn't usually diagnosed until years after infection and on top of that Hepatitis C was not identified as a disease until the 1980s.

Nabors was never known as a womanizer and he was friends with a homosexual actor named Rock Hudson. The combination of the two led to a rumor that Nabors is gay which has never been substantiated, so his sexual orientation is being listed as not sure since as a straight man this author knows what he would have done with the fame and fortune Nabors has enjoyed over the past 40 years. This author would go into specifics, but does not want this to become an adult website, but rest assured I would have spent that money well if I were him and left no doubt as to my sexual orientation.


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