Australian DJ and record producer Harley Edward Streten, known professionally as Flume, announced late Wednesday evening that he has contracted a severe case of pink eye.
DJ Flume told Content Spew that he was diagnosed as Conjunctivitis-positive about fourteen hours ago and that a few people who knew about the diagnosis attempted to extort money from him to keep it a secret.
Streten admitted that he likely contracted the contagious bacterial infection last weekend when he performed anilingus on actress Paige Elkington live on stage at the annual Burning Man festival.
“I’m here to admit that I am, in fact, Conjunctivitis-positive,” Streten told Content Spew‘s Anita Brell. “And I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories.”
A video of the two celebrities performing the vile sex act attracted a huge amount of attention on Saturday night after Elkington shared it with her 87,000 Instagram followers. “Talk about ‘going viral,” said the 27-year-old electronic music producer. “I was eatin’ that booty like a pirate on Thanksgiving.”
Since his diagnosis, Streten said he has informed every sexual partner of his condition and claimed it was “impossible” that he had transferred the infection to others. He said the diagnosis came after he suffered a series of cluster headaches and night terrors which lead him to check in with the local hospital.
“After a battery of tests, my doctor walked in the room and said, ‘Boom, here’s what’s going on,’. It’s a hard thing to absorb,” Streten said. “It’s a turning point in one’s life, no question.”
The viral video has since been removed from Elkington’s Instagram account, but much like a contagious infection of the eye, it has spread all over the internet. We attempted to reach out to Ms. Elkington, however, her publicist refused our invitation to speak with or interview her. Streten has since canceled all remaining shows on his tour schedule in order to “spend time with family and friends.”