A Houston, US-based Gay porn star is winning praise for going public about his battle with monkeypox infection on social media.

Silver Steele shared his monkeypox diagnosis with his around 39,000 fans on , providing regular updates about his symptoms, retweeting health alerts and asking people to protect themselves and get vaccinated.

Many fans thanked him for encouraging them to get the jab. Last week, the World Health Organisation declared that the monkeypox outbreak was a “public health emergency of international concern”.