The Elton John AIDS Foundation, which supports HIV/AIDS education, prevention, stigma eradication and resources for affected individuals, released news of the book that will chronicle the musician and activist's personal experiences in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
"This is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds, and through collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion," John said in a statement. "Why are we not doing more? This is a question I have thought deeply about, and wish to answer – and to help change – by writing this book."
Little, Brown and Company will publish "Love Is the Cure" in July, to coincide with the 2012 XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. An audio book is also planned.
John is a five-time Grammy Award winner and Academy Award winner for "The Lion King." He has written the scores to the Broadway musicals Billy Elliot, The Lion King, Aida (Tony Award) and Lestat. A new film inspired by his life, penned by Billy Elliot collaborator Lee Hall, is also in the works. John's numerous albums include "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Tumbleweed Connection," "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" and his self-titled 1970 album.