HSK Exclusive — The cast and crew of Empire might wanna think twice before shaking hands with Terrence Howard. Know why? According to our industry insider, those bumps on the actor’s hand are herpes!
“The herpes simplex virus infection on the finger is known as herpetic whitlow. Grouped, fluid-filled or pus-filled, blisters are typical and usually itch and/or are painful.”
Also known as “Herpetic Whitlow” or “Digital Herpes Simplex”, hand herpes is a painful viral infection occurring on the fingers or around the fingernails. The virus is said to be “extremely contagious.”
“Whenever Terrence forgets to take his herpes medication…and he forgets a lot…he gets a herpes breakout.”