Actor/comedian Arsenio Hall poses with his son Arsenio Hall Jr.,12, at the Los Angeles premiere of ESPN’s documentary ‘The Announcement’ held on March 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California:


Friends of the Los Angeles Lakers great, including comedian Arsenio Hall and singer Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, arrived at Regal Cinemas for the premiere of the ESPN Films documentary called “The announcement.” It tells the story of Johnson’s personal battle and his work to fight the AIDS epidemic.

It was in November 1991 that Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive. The basketball superstar retired from the Lakers and vowed to fight. Many people, however, felt his diagnosis was a death sentence.

“We only knew of people who died from AIDS, we didn’t know people who lived with AIDS,” Hall said. “Magic not only educated us, but he showed us the future of how the medical community would scoop us up and handle this situation.” (Source)

Hall’s son is from his previous relationship with former manager Cheryl Bonacci.

The documentary, “The Announcement,” will air March 11 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.

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