Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes one of the most revered Olympic athletes of all time – four-time gold medal winning diver Greg Louganis – for an honest and revealing sit down interview.
Joining Piers Morgan face to face in London, the three-time Olympian opens up about testing positive for HIV more than two decades ago, and the fears that subsequently followed:
"Back in 1988 when I was diagnosed with HIV, we thought of HIV as a death sentence," he shares. "Honestly, I didn't think that I'd see 30." Now 52 years old, Louganis is at the 2012 Games serving as a mentor to the US diving team, his first visit to the Summer Olympics in 16 years.
On the heels of the recent controversy surrounding restaurant chain Chick-fil-A's support of the traditional family unit, Morgan asks for his guest's perspective:
"Well you know, I’m not real political," says Louganis, who's been openly gay since 1995. "You know, but I know what’s right, you know, what’s right for me and you know, equal rights for everybody."
Jokingly, Louganis goes on to suggest that his issue with the chicken specialist has as much to do with health, as it does with rights:
"I mean really, who eats that stuff? I mean I like my arteries, you know, I like my blood flowing."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. for a conversation with the man widely recognized as the greatest diver of all time.
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