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Ryan Lewis Says Mom Is HIV-Positive, Starts Nonprofit With Macklemore


Ryan Lewis is going public with a very personal story. The music producer — one-half of the Grammy-winning hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — revealed on Tuesday, April 22, that his mom, Julie Lewis, is HIV-positive.Lewis, 26, tweeted the news as part of an announcement about the 30/30 Project, a nonprofit he created with his mom and Macklemore to provide access to affordable healthcare worldwide. “A huge part of what’s made me who I am, is something I haven’t talked about in interviews, until now,” he wrote, along with a link to the fundraising page for the project.

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