Legendary musician Elton John has shared a new photo of old welsh rugby football player Gareth Thomas on his official Instagram account.

A few days ago, Gareth has shared a video on his Twitter account. In the video, he said: he had been secretly living with HIV – the virus which causes Aids – for years but was forced to speak out after being threatened by blackmailers.

After this event, Elton John has penned down a supportive message to Garent, and he wrote:

“Thank-you for courageously sharing your HIV-positive status with the world. You are a shining example of someone living a full, healthy and happy life with HIV.

Good luck with today’s Ironman Wales competition. Elton and I are cheering you on. The world needs more heroes like you.

        Love, David.”

You can watch the video of Gareth Thomas below:

See the Instagram post of Elton below: