Genital herpes is a devastating sexually transmitted disease because, once you contract it, you will be one with the disease for the rest of your life. No amount of scrubbing or scratch pads or miracle ointments will make it go away. Worse, it can cause hideous deformities of the genitals, lips and body that can repel even the closest of friends and family members.

In our rolling out report, we listed the top 15 cities with the highest cases of herpes in the United States. Reckless shadow dancing is sometimes accompanied with dire consequences that the participants are hardly equipped to deal with medically, much less emotionally.

Celebs are no different than the rest of us, for better and for worse. Some of them on this list shine for more than one reason — they are literally on fire. This compilation of athletes and entertainers with reported or alleged herpes includes detailed reports of admitted celebrity carriers and others who were supposedly “outed” by ex-lovers, disgruntled former friends, during lawsuits, opportunistic acquaintances looking to use their famous friends’ secrets as currency to come up, and, of course, the news media.

The list of celebs with genital herpes was procured from published sources and media outlets. These sources are responsible for the authenticity of their reports. You can draw your own conclusions.

Terry Shropshire

I'm a lover of words, pictures, people and The Ohio State Buckeyes. A true journalist from the soul.